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How to Apply

How to Apply

Applicants for the Master of Public Health program must submit all necessary documents by the posted deadline in order to be reviewed for admission. International applicants should review the International Applicant information for additional requirements.

SOPHAS Application and Application Fee

Applicants must complete their application and submit it to SOPHAS along with all related application fees

Visit the SOPHAS Frequently Asked Questions for information about the application and for helpful tips.

Three Letters of Recommendation

At least one letter of recommendation must be an academic reference from a higher education institution and at least one professional reference. The academic reference must come from one of the applicant's course instructors who can attest to the applicant's capability to pursue graduate studies. The remaining letter may be either professional or academic.

Letters must be submitted electronically directly to SOPHAS. The School of Public Health cannot accept hard copies of recommendation letters.

Statement of Purpose

In addition to describing why you want to pursue the chosen degree plan/concentration and attend the School of Public Health, we recommend addressing the following topics in your statement of purpose:

  • Reasons for interest in public health
  • Reasons for interest in academic department or concentration
  • Reasons for interest in the school
  • Career goals
  • Any personal qualities, characteristics, and skills you believe will enable you to be successful in your chosen field of study.

Review the instructions section in your SOPHAS application for more details.

A current Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from each U.S. and English-speaking Canadian college-level institution attended must be sent to SOPHAS. The School of Public Health cannot accept official transcripts on behalf of SOPHAS.

A World Education Services (WES) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable) is required.

Official Test Scores

Test scores are required by the degree program (only valid if taken within the last five years prior to application deadline.

Per SOPHAS instructions, request the testing agencies send scores to SOPHAS as noted below. No department code is required:

  • GRE – Institution Code 7841, “Texas A&M HSC Pub Hth SOPHAS”. 
  • MCAT – Code "SOPHAS" (Schools of Public Health Application Service)

For the the following, request that the scores be sent directly to the School of Public Health:

  • GMAT – Select “Texas A & M University” using school code 7B7K957.

Beginning with the Fall 2019 admissions cycle, the DAT, LSAT and PCAT scores will no longer be accepted for MPH programs.

The following conditions will waive the test score requirement for MPH applicants:

  • Hold a ECFMG Certificate (copy of official verification required by applicant from ECFMG).
  • Current U.S. licensed medical physician (copy of license required).
  • Previously earned master's or doctoral degree from a United States accredited institution.