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Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

Individuals interested in creating change in attitudes, practices and policy to transform lives for the better can achieve this goal through the Master of Public Health professional degree program. This program is based on a 42-credit hour curriculum that includes five components – core courses, concentrations courses, inter-professional education (IPE) course, applied practice experience (APE), and an integrated learning experience (ILE).

When is the MPH application deadline?

Applicants must ensure that all of the application elements are submitted by the priority deadline (January 15th) or the final deadline (May 1st).

How do I apply?

MPH applicants must submit a SOPHAS application and supplemental application. Follow the instructions below.

Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS):

In addition to the detailed application information questions within the SOPHAS application, the following will be requested:

  • SOPHAS application fee
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (Personal Statement)
  • Official transcripts to date
  • Official report of standardized test scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (Institution code = 1884, U MD SOM Balt SOPHAS), or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). If you have test scores from the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT), you must submit them directly to the MPH Program.
  • Recommendations from three references

International Applicants:

    • TOEFL (Institution code 5688) or IELTS (Applicants must request from the test center where they took the IELTS exam to have the IELTS test scores sent to SOPHAS) is required of all international applicants. This requirement will be waived for those applicants who have earned a degree from an accredited University in any country whose sole national language is English.
    • World Education Services, Inc. (WES) provides electronic copies of the evaluation directly to SOPHAS in addition to copies of the transcripts used to complete the evaluation.
      • Applicants submitting WES Credential Evaluations are urged to create the SOPHAS application first.
      • Once applicants have their 10 digit SOPHAS ID they will be able to use the special WES-SOPHAS application form to order their evaluation from WES. WES also offers a discount for SOPHAS applicants on evaluation services.
      • For more information, please see the website, select SOPHAS as the recipient of your evaluation, and enter your CAS ID.

Supplemental application:

Create a login and select MPH - Master of Public Health. This application is submitted online. In addition to the detailed application information questions within the supplemental application, the following will be requested:

  • Supplemental application fee (Paid by credit card or by submitting a check made out to the University of Maryland Baltimore in the amount of $50.)

Application for in-state residency classification:

Applicants claiming in-state status for the purpose of tuition must complete this form and return it to the MPH Program.

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page



Program Director 

Diane Marie M. St. George, PhD
Associate Professor

MPH Program Mailing Address 

University of Maryland School of Medicine 
Master of Public Health Program 
660 W. Redwood Street
Howard Hall Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-706-0539 

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