The DPT/MPH program is designed to prepare outstanding physical therapy clinicians, versed in public health. Graduates will be leaders in preventative health care and capable of addressing public health issues on an individual or societal level. This dual degree adds an additional year so that students graduate with both degrees in four years.
When is the MPH application deadline?
Applicants must ensure that all of the application elements are submitted by March 1st. Students interested in the dual degree program must apply (and be accepted) to each program individually.
How do I apply to the MPH portion of the dual degree?
Applicants must submit a supplemental application and supporting materials. Follow the instructions below.
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 non-refundable check made out to the University of Maryland Baltimore in the amount of $50.)
Recommendations from three references:
Provide the form to the individuals that will be completing a recommendation. This form must be submitted to the MPH Program by the individual providing the recommendation and not the applicant. Please note that the applicant must complete the applicant section at the top of page one before providing it to the individual completing the recommendation.
Supporting materials from the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (PTRS):
The MPH Program will accept copies of the following components from PTRS:
- Official transcripts to date
- Official report of standardized test scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Law School Admission Test (LSAT), Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT).
**Please note - The GRE has been waived for the Fall 2023 application cycle**
- Applicants with post-secondary credentials from academic institutions outside of the US must submit course-by-course evaluations prepared by a foreign credential evaluation service World Education Services (WES)
- 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 which the language of instruction is English OR
- Passed a US professional equivalency exam where English is tested (example, ECFMG)