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Application Process for the MPH Degree and Certificate in Public Health Practice (CPHP)

1st Priority Deadline is February 15th.
2nd Priority Deadline is April 30th.

Additional reviews will be done at month end through July.

MPH degree and certificate applications will be reviewed in groups on the above dates, with a limited number of students accepted each year.

All applications are monitored closely by the program starting in January. Applicants may contact the program with questions regarding their application at any time. Applicants will be apprised of the status of their application prior to the reviews, and may be contacted by the program for more information during review.

The first review will take place at the end of February. The next review will take place in early May. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by April 30th, as space fills up quickly. Some exceptions are possible for early or late reviews, as follow:

  • applicants with great need for earlier consideration may submit a request to the program for individual review
  • if the program isn't yet full, applications received after April 30th will continue to be reviewed and considered. Please contact the program.

All applicants will be contacted by the program following the completed review of their application.

International Applicants:

You are an international applicant if you are NOT a US citizen, immigrant or green card holder.

International students must have a visa status that allows academic study at the University of Washington. International applicants include students who hold US visas, such as F-1, J-1 Exchange Visitors, H-1, dependent visas or any other non-immigrant classifications.

Please review the Graduate School website for details:

If accepted, international applicants should be prepared to submit an original transcript and official TOEFL scores to the Graduate School immediately following the admission offer.

Materials Required for the MPH Degree and Certificate (CPHP) Application:

  • Complete listing of higher-education schools and years attended
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts from these schools
    (If accepted into the program, an original transcript from your undergraduate degree will be required)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement (optional)
  • Summary of professional activities and honors
  • Description of health-related experiences
  • Quantitative skills test
  • For MPH only:  GRE scores required (GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT accepted as an alternative)

MPH Process Certificate (CPHP) Process
GRE Test Scores Required
  • Verbal, quantitative, and analytical
  • GMAT, LSAT or MCAT acceptable as an alternative
  • Older scores acceptable if on official forms
No Test Scores Required
UW Graduate School Application:
  • Will apply for standard graduate matriculated status
  • Processing fee required
UW Graduate School Application:
  • Must apply for (GNM) graduate non-matriculated status
  • Processing fee required
How to Apply: How to Apply: