Master of Science in Population Health Research.
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. For more information about the SOPHAS Verification process, please follow this link.
Bachelor’s degree attainment or work in progress. A bachelor’s degree must be conferred before attending SPH.
Learn more about the MS in Population Health Research specialization—Climate and Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, or work with a faculty mentor to design a customized specialization.
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
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
SOPHAS provides an electronic submission process for all letters of recommendation.
Statement of Purpose and Objectives
Applicants must provide evidence of their preparedness, interest, and elementary understanding of population health research in the form of a concise personal statement.
This statement should include the following elements:
- Reason for studying population health research.
- Desired area of specialization within the field.
- The anticipated value of population health research training at Boston University to the candidate’s personal career plans.
- Relevance of prior education and experience to pursuing this degree.
CV or Résumé
Upon receipt of your application from SOPHAS, you will be provided with a link to complete our brief supplemental application. Though a credit card is required, there is no fee for this application.