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?

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

August 2

Final Deadline for Dual Degree Applicants (CWRU application system)

August 1



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 1

Final Deadline for Dual Degree Applicants (CWRU application system)

January 5

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

How to Apply?

A completed application includes the following:

  • Personal and Educational Information
  • 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.
  • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations: 3 evaluators total, sent electronically through the application portal. One recommendation must be from an academic institution.
  • Unofficial transcripts uploaded electronically into the application system. 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 GRE general exam is required. If you are requesting a waiver due to previous graduate or professional degree completion or strong evidence of statistical classwork, please upload a letter requesting the waiver and the reason for the request. Scores should be sent to our school code 1105.
MPH Dedicated

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

MPH Dual Degree

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.

International Applicants

*For International Applicants: TOEFL or IELTS is required. Scores should be sent to our school code 1105. 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.

For additional resources, please visit the School of Graduate Studies.