On-Campus MPH Application Requirements.
100% of students accepted into the standalone on-campus MPH program at Boston University are guaranteed scholarship aid.
Application Opens: August 16, 2022
Priority Deadline*: October 15, 2022
International Final Deadline: October 15, 2022
Domestic Final Deadline: January 1, 2023
Application Opens: August 16, 2022
Priority Deadline*: January 15, 2023
International Final Deadline: April 1, 2023
Domestic Final Deadline: June 1, 2023
Applications must be complete (all materials received) and verified by SOPHAS by the final deadlines.
*The priority deadline is not a hard deadline. We encourage applicants to submit by the priority deadline as seats and scholarship are more plentiful at the beginning of the cycle and a decision would be released earlier. Applicants will still be considered for scholarship after the priority deadline.
SOPHAS can take 2-4 weeks to verify an application, so we would highly recommend that you submit your application early to ensure you meet the appropriate deadline.
Applicants from all undergraduate majors and backgrounds are acceptable and encouraged to apply. Successful candidates display a solid mix of quantitative, verbal and reasoning skills.
None required. Work, volunteer, research, and/or internship experience relevant to public health is valued in the review process.
Learn more about the on-campus MPH program.
SOPHAS Program Designation
Standardized Test Scores
A GRE score is not required for application to BU School of Public Health and will not be considered if submitted.
International applicants must submit an English language proficiency exam. Applicants may submit the TOEFL or IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS exams are considered valid for two (2) years from the date the exam was administered.
Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
Applicants must submit official transcripts for all registered coursework from each college or university attended. The SOPHAS Official Transcript Request Form must be included with each transcript. This documentation must be sent from the registrar or designated school records official directly to SOPHAS. Official transcripts will not be accepted from the applicant. Photocopies of official transcripts or unofficial records will not be accepted. International transcripts, including study abroad transcripts, may have additional requirements. International applicants should submit a WES ICAP evaluation.
If you are currently in a degree program, you are required to submit a current official transcript showing completed coursework and all work in progress. If you are accepted for admission, a final official transcript after degree conferral must be submitted directly to BUSPH prior to matriculation.
SPH reserves the right to reevaluate your application for admission upon receipt of the final official transcript.
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
While only two letters of recommendation are needed for SOPHAS to submit your application to BUSPH for review, three letters of recommendation are required for an application to be considered complete. Recommenders should be able to evaluate academic or professional work, the ability to undertake graduate study, and potential as a public health professional. If possible, two of the letters of recommendation should come from faculty.
SOPHAS provides an electronic submission process for all letters of recommendation.
Statement of Purpose and Objectives
- What are your reasons for pursuing a Master of Public Health?
- Why do you wish to pursue your MPH at Boston University School of Public Health?
- How do you intend to leverage your MPH in a career of public health practice?
Though there is no set limit, most statements are 1–2 pages, single-spaced.
CV or Résumé
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