Applying for any graduate program in the UAB School of Public Health is simple — just follow the steps below. Our Graduate Admissions team is here to help guide you through the process.

Hannah VanSlambrouck

Director of Enrollment Management

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(205) 975-8688

Dustin Shaw

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

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(205) 934-2684

 How to Apply to Our Graduate Programs

Step 1

Review Our Admission Requirements

Step 2

Know Your Deadline

Step 3

Apply Online

STEP 1: Review Our Admission Requirements

Applying for a Master’s degree? Please be prepared to submit all of the following:

  • Online application(s)
  • Official transcripts from every college-level institution attended — transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. or Canada must undergo a course-by-course evaluation through World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants (80 or above for TOEFL; 6.5 or above for IELTS)
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • Standardized test scores (GRE or other accepted tests):
    • Note: Typically, a standardized test score from the GRE is required for admission to the Master’s programs in the School of Public Health. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not requiring the GRE for admission for the 2021 cycle only. However, if an applicant has fewer than five years of full-time professional health care/ public health practice experience AND a GPA below 3.0, we strongly encourage that applicant to take and include a GRE score with their application in an effort to improve the overall strength of the application. Departments still reserve the right to request GRE scores for applicants with GPAs below 3.0 or those lacking professional experience, even though the standardized test requirement is waived for 2021.

For doctoral programs:

  • Note: Typically, a standardized test score from the GRE is required for admission to the Doctoral programs in the School of Public Health. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not requiring the GRE for admission to the PhD in Epidemiology and PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion program for the 2021 cycle only. However, if an applicant has fewer than five years of full-time professional health care/ public health practice experience AND a GPA below 3.0, we strongly encourage that applicant to take and include a GRE score with their application in an effort to improve the overall strength of the application. Departments still reserve the right to request GRE scores for applicants with GPAs below 3.0 or those lacking professional experience, even though the standardized test requirement is waived for 2021.

The GRE is still required for admission to all DrPH programs, the PhD in Environmental Health Sciences, and the PhD in Biostatistics.

STEP 2: Know Your Deadline

Application deadlines vary by department, degree program, and degree track. Click on the degree program buttons in the table below to see your deadline.

Note: International students are admitted to in-person programs in Fall and Spring only. International students may be admitted to online-only programs in Summer.

  • NEW
    Degree International Domestic (U.S.)

    MPH with a concentration in
    Environmental and Occupational Health

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in Healthcare Organization and Policy

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in
    Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in Population Health

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Fall: July 1

  • Degree International Domestic (U.S.)

    MPH with a concentration in
    Environmental and Occupational Health

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in Health Behavior

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in Healthcare Organization and Policy

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in
    Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: July 1

    MPH with a concentration in
    Population Health

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: November 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: July 1

  • Degree International Domestic (U.S.)

    MS in Biostatistics

    April 1

    May 1

  • Degree International Domestic (U.S.)

    MSPH with a concentration in Biostatistics

    Fall: April 1

    Fall: May 1

    MSPH with a concentration in
    Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

    Spring: December 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: December 1
    Fall: July 1

    MSPH with a concentration in Industrial Hygiene

    Spring: December 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: December 1
    Fall: July 1

    MSPH with a concentration in Applied Epidemiology

    Fall: April 1

    Fall: July 1

    MSPH with a concentration in Outcomes Research (Online)

    Spring: December 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: April 1

    Spring: December 1
    Summer: April 1
    Fall: July 1

  • Degree International Domestic (U.S.)

    DrPH with a concentration in Biostatistics1

    April 1

    May 1

    DrPH with a concentration in
    Health Care Organization and Policy2

    April 1

    April 1

    DrPH with a concentration in
    Maternal and Child Health Policy3

    April 1

    April 1

    DrPH in with a concentration in Outcomes Research4

    April 1

    April 1

    *Deadlne to apply for funding consideration:

    1 February 1st

    2 January 15th

    3 January 15th

    4 January 15th

  • Degree International Domestic (U.S.)

    PhD in Biostatistics1

    April 1

    May 1

    PhD in Environmental Health Sciences 2

    April 1

    June 1

    PhD in Epidemiology 3

    April 1

    May 15

    PhD in Health Education and Health Promotion 4

    April 1

    May 1

    *Deadlne to apply for funding consideration:

    1 February 1st

    2 March 15th

    3 January 1st

    4 February 15th


For information about additional SOPH scholarship eligibility and requirements, please see our scholarship page.

School of Public Health policy requires submission of the completed online application, including ALL supporting materials, by the application deadline. Allow plenty of time for transcripts, letters of recommendation, and other documents to reach their destination.

STEP 3: Apply Online

Questions?

Be sure to reach out to our Graduate Admissions team if you have any questions.

If you’re applying to a stand-alone MPH, MSPH, or DrPH program, you will submit your primary application via sophas.org. If admitted, you will then complete a supplemental application to the UAB Graduate School. Instructions will be provided upon admission.

If you’re applying to any of our coordinated degree programs, accelerated Master’s programs (for current UAB undergraduate students ONLY), the MS in Biostatistics, or the PhD programs, submit your application via the UAB Graduate School.

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the admission requirements and deadlines for your intended program, you are ready to begin!