How to Apply

UWM’s Public Health programs are on-campus programs. Please see below for information regarding bachelors, certificate, and graduate applications.

How to apply for undergraduate degree programs

The application for our Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health will open on August 1, 2021. Undergraduate students should apply here.

How to apply for graduate certificate programs

You can apply for our graduate certificate programs here.

How to apply for graduate degree programs

We only review graduate degree program applications submitted through SOPHAS. !!!We will not review applications submitted through Panthera!!!

Application deadlines:

  • Spring MPH application deadline: OCTOBER 1, 2021                                          !!!The MPH in Epidemiology is NOT accepting students for Spring 2022!!!
  • PhD application deadline: DECEMBER 1, 2021
  • Priority deadline for all MPH tracks & the MS in Biostatistics: JANUARY 8, 2022
  • International MPH and MS in Biostatistics deadline: MAY 20, 2022
  • Domestic Rolling MPH and MS in Biostatistics deadline: JUNE 30, 2022
    !!!Please note that the rolling application is for domestic students ONLY. International students will not be reviewed and should apply by the May 20th international deadline!!!

For application questions, email to speak to an advisor.

Information Sessions are held regularly. You can find upcoming session dates and RSVP for a session here.

To be considered for admission, applicants must complete the required online application via the School of Public Health Application System (SOPHAS) (NOT the UWM Panthera application) and meet UW-Milwaukee Graduate School requirements, including the following requirements:

  1. GRE REQUIREMENTS: The GRE is no longer required for MPH applications. However, we will review them if you would like to attach them to your application. GRE scores are still required for PhD applications and MS applications. PhD and MS in Biostatistics applicants may request a GRE waiver or substitution in the following situations:
    • You hold a terminal degree from the U.S. (e.g., PhD, JD, PharmD, MD).
    • Completion of an alternative standardized test (e.g., MCAT, LSAT, GMAT). These are evaluated on a case by case basis.
    • Note that a waiver must be requested and granted by admissions staff at the Zilber School of Public Health. Contact regarding GRE waivers and substitutions.
    • USE GRE CODE: 1780
  2. Current resume or CV
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic experience and potential for graduate work in public health
  5. Official transcripts from all college-level institution attended sent directly to SOPHAS. For information on how to send your transcripts to SOPHAS, follow this link.
  6. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  7. Proficiency in the English language.

Some scholarships are available. In order to be considered for scholarships and funding opportunities, you must have applied by our priority deadline of January 8, 2022.