Are you Gator Alumni?

Congratulations UF Alumni! You are NOT required to complete the SOPHAS application!

When applying to the MPH program, applicants should carefully consider which designation best fits their interests, career path, and focus, and apply only to the designation that is most appropriate for them. Please note that our campus and online programs are exclusive of one another, and candidates for one may not meet eligibility requirements of the other.  Applicants must apply to one designation only and choose the format (campus or online) for which they wish to be considered before applying.  Program staff will be happy to assist or provide guidance on which designation or format is most appropriate for a given applicant’s interests and experience.

Step #1: Complete a graduate or re-admission application

If you have not previously been admitted to a UF Graduate Program, please follow these instructions:

  • When completing this application:
    For Degree goal: Select Master’s
    For Program of Study: choose your intended concentration under the MPH options
    If you intend to apply for the available online concentrations in Public Health Practice or Social and Behavioral Sciences, type “online” in the Program Specialization field.
  • Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation (At least 2 should be from former professors. If you have been out of school for over 5 years, 3 letters from employers are acceptable)
  • Include a 1 page professional Statement of Purpose outlining objectives that match the philosophy and focus of the program and the concentration area you have selected
  • Submit a Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Arrange to have official transcripts from each previous higher education institution attended (other than University of Florida) sent to the address is listed below.
  • Arrange to have official GRE test scores sent directly to the University of Florida code 5812. Please allow 6-8 weeks for the official scores to arrive.
  • Arrange to have official TOEFL(code 5812), IELTS or MELAB scores sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions (International students only).

If you are a current UF graduate student or have previously attended UF as a graduate student, please follow these instructions:

  • Note that admission to the Graduate Certificate in Public Health is not an admission to the Graduate School.  Certificate students wishing to apply to the MPH program should use the UF Graduate Admission Application process outlined above.
  • Complete the Re-admission form (print, complete, and mail to the address on the form)
  • Complete the box about Readmission to Graduate School as follows, filling out all the information, but be sure to indicate the college and program as illustrated belowImage of Readmission to Graduate School section
  • Pay the required $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit any new transcripts (since your last attendance with UF), your Statement of Purpose, CV or Resume, and letters of recommendation via postal mail to the address below
UF Graduate Admissions Contact Information:
UF Office of Graduate Admissions
POB 114000 (201 Criser Hall)
Gainesville FL 32611-4000
USA (352) 392-1365

If you currently attend UF as a graduate student and/or have been registered in a graduate or professional degree program at UF within two semesters of the semester for which you are applying for readmission, please follow these instructions:

  • Email Telisha Martin  the following information
    • Name and UFID
    • Your one preferred MPH concentration
    • Current Resume or CV
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Copy of your GRE or MCAT scores