How to Apply

How to apply for undergraduate programs

The application for our Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health will open on August 1, 2018. Undergraduate students should apply here.

How to apply for graduate programs

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

Apply now to enroll for Fall 2019! The deadline to apply for PhD programs is January 6, 2019, which is the priority deadline for the MPH. Applications received by this deadline will be considered for scholarships and funding opportunities. MPH applications are considered on a rolling basis for Fall admission.

  • The deadline for international applicants to apply under our MPH rolling application process is June 2nd.
  • The deadline for domestic applicants to apply under our MPH rolling application process is July 14th.

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. Current resume or CV
  2. Three letters of recommendation from people familiar with your academic experience and potential for graduate work in public health
  3. Submission of scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years. Submit scores to, and use code 1780, not UWM’s institutional code.
  4. Official transcripts from all college-level institution attended sent directly so SOPHAS.
  5. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  6. Proficiency in the English language.

Applicants may request a GRE waiver or substitution in the following situations:

  • Holding a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, JD, PharmD, MD); please note that terminal degrees from foreign institutions must be post-baccalaureate
  • 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.

Some scholarships are available. Be sure to apply by our priority deadline of January 6, 2019 to be considered.