As part of UWM’s long-term strategic planning, several UWM schools and colleges are being realigned. The process is underway and will be effective July 1, 2023. Learn more about how the realignment will affect the Zilber School of Public Health.

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

Undergraduate degree programs

Graduate certificate programs

Graduate degree programs

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

We have three STEM designated routes: MPH in Biostatistics, MS in Biostatistics, and PhD in Epidemiology.

Application deadlines

  • Spring MPH application deadline: October 14, 2022
  • PhD application deadline: The Zilber School is not accepting PhD applications for Fall 2023. The next PhD cohorts will start in Fall 2024.
  • Fellowship Deadline: TBD
    When applying for a Fellowship, your application and fellowship application needs to be submitted by the deadline.
  • Priority deadline for all MPH tracks & the MS in Biostatistics: December 9, 2022
  • International MPH and MS in Biostatistics deadline: May 19, 2023
  • Domestic Rolling MPH and MS in Biostatistics deadline: June 16, 2023
    Please note that the rolling application is for domestic students ONLY. International students will not be reviewed and should apply by the May 19th 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. The deadline for applying for Fellowships will be announced soon.