Admission to the Master of Public Health Program

The application information and link below are for admittance into the MPH program. Applicants must hold a BA, BS by the date the program of study begins (late August). For any additional questions, contact

When to Apply?

Spring Semester

Apply By
Early Decision Deadline and International Applicants

October 1

IGS Deadline

November 1*

Final Deadline for MPH dedicated (SOPHAS) and North Star Award Deadline December 15

Final Deadline for Dual Degree Applicants (CWRU application system)

January 3


Fall Semester

Apply By

Early Decision Deadline (Decision before April 15th)

March 1

IGS and International Applicants March 1*

Final Deadline for MPH dedicated (SOPHAS) and North Star Award Deadline

July 1

Final Deadline for Dual Degree Applicants (CWRU application system)

August 1

* If applications are received after this, they will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Slots may not be available. 

How to Apply?

The Case Western Reserve University MPH program provides a solid grounding in assessing the needs, strengths and resources of diverse communities and populations, as well as the skills essential in meeting contemporary challenges.

We take a broad view of health and wellness, drawing from experts in genetic epidemiology, health policy, prevention research and systems-based environmental health, among others. We also offer a range of courses in quantitative sciences to support analysis and demonstrate outcomes.

You will benefit from our robust network of community partners for internships or research opportunities. Settings include world-renowned health systems, departments of public health and local health centers, as well as health collaborations abroad with communities in which we have had a presence for decades.

The MPH does not qualify as a STEM program.

Application Requirements:

In addition to the SOPHAS required documentation of official U.S./Canadian (English-speaking) transcripts and C.V./Resume, please provide the following additional documentation with your application: 

  • Personal Statement discussing your previous experience and your motivation for obtaining a MPH degree. Please use the personal statement to address any issues that might be found in your student records.  The personal statement should be 1 page in length.

  • Recommendations: 3 evaluators total, sent electronically through the application portal.  One recommendation must be from an academic institution.

  • Unofficial transcripts: Please make sure uploaded unofficial transcripts are legible. Once an offer is made by the department and the applicant has accepted the offer, official transcripts and degree verification must be mailed to the School of Graduate Studies.

  • The CWRU Master of Public Health program is no longer requiring the GRE for admission.  In order to waive the GRE requirement, you must upload a letter in place of the GRE report.  Please state that you are asking the admissions committee to waive the GRE.  If you have other experiences or scores that you would like considered, please include that in the letter.  If you would like to submit the GRE, GMAT, MCAT or LSAT scores, please upload the unofficial reports instead of a waiver request.

  • For International Applicants: TOEFL or IELTS is required.  International applicants cannot be admitted without receipt of an acceptable official TOEFL or IELTS score. Acceptable scores are: TOEFL: 90 or higher; IELTS: 7.0 or higher. The TOEFL and IELTS are valid for two years after the test date. The language test requirement will be waived if you have completed a bachelors or masters degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction. See the School of Graduate Studies Language Score section for more information on waiving the requirement.  

  • WES Requirement for International Applicants- If you are submitting transcripts from an institution outside of the United States that does not utilize the 4.0 GPA/grading scale, you will need to submit a WES Evaluation along with your transcript.

Contact Information:

For additional information about the admissions process, or if you have any questions, please contact us at: 216.368.2601 or

MPH Dedicated

Candidates that are applying for an MPH and not a dual degree, please complete the application through SOPHAS.

MPH Dual Degree and IGS

Candidates that are applying to a dual degree program, must complete the application through Case Western Reserve University's application system and select the degree program that they are applying to.

Tuition and Fees

Official Tuition and fees for current and prospective students of the School of Graduate Studies can be found at Graduate/Professional Tuition & Fees.

Financial Aid

Our University Financial Aid Office administers all financial aid and has comprehensive information for graduate students on their main website.