Application Instructions

When applying to the MPH program, applicants may apply to one designation that is most appropriate for their career goals. 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 sophas

1. SOPHAS Application

  • Complete the SOPHAS online application and pay the non-refundable application fee. (Please note that the fee will vary according to the number of school designations)
  • Arrange for GRE exam scores to be sent to SOPHAS code 7769.
    • International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Arrange to have one set of official transcripts from each institution attended sent to SOPHAS (the address is listed below)
    • International applicants must submit a World Education Services (WES) evaluation, in lieu of official transcripts
  • Arrange to have 3 Letters of Recommendation submitted. At least two should be from former professors. If you have been out of school for over 5 years, 3 letters from employers are acceptable.
  • Submit your one-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)
SOPHAS Mailing Address:  SOPHAS Overnight Delivery Only:
P.O. Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471
c/o Liaison International
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

step 2: complete uf graduate application

2. University of Florida Application for Graduate Admission

  • Complete the University of Florida Application for Graduate Admissions online and pay the non-refundable $30 application fee. You may pay online by credit card or send the application fee and other required materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions (the address is listed below). Please note that the $30US application fee is required from all students applying to a graduate program including current and former University of Florida students.
  • When completing the application:
    For Location: choose either Main Campus-Gainesville  for campus concentrations, or Distance Education for online concentrations
    For Program of Study: choose College of Public Health and Health Professions and then pick the Public Health…Degree Name–Master of Public Health option
    Select Term
    Select your Concentration from the drop-down under Additional Information
  • Note: If you submitted a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation in SOPHAS, you do not need to duplicate these in the UF application.
  • Arrange to have official transcripts from each previous institution attended (other than University of Florida) sent to the address listed below.
    • International students must provide an official literal (exact) English translation for the native language transcripts and diploma/degree certificates, if the language of instruction at the institutions attended was not English
    • International students must also submit official degree certificate
  • 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) or IELTS scores sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions (International students only).
  • Note: Do NOT leave your self-reported GPA blank when you submit your UF application. This will delay processing of your application by multiple weeks. To calculate your upper-division GPA, please use our provided GPA Calculator. You should calculate the GPA for undergraduate coursework taken after the first 60 hours. Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment credit that appears on your undergraduate transcript should count toward the first 60 credit hours.
  • You MUST select the Concentration to which you are applying for. Do not leave this section blank.
  • If you are applying to the Online MPH program, please select “Distance Learning” as the program location when completing your UF application.
UF Graduate School Mailing address:
UF Office of Admission
POB 114000 (201 Criser Hall)
Gainesville FL 32611-4000

For more information, please contact Katherine Pizarro at