Application Review Process

What Happens After I Apply?

Each degree and certificate program has its own admissions committee composed of at least three faculty members.

Holistic Review

The committees review applications for evidence of the applicant’s intent and purpose in studying public health, past academic performance, program-specific academic potential, professional and life experience, English fluency (where required), and other factors such as an applicant’s compatibility with faculty expertise and program directions. Note that GRE test scores and GPAs provide competitive points of reference for admission, but are not alone decisive in the admissions review.

MHA Interviews

Selected applicants to the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program may also be invited for an interview.

When Will I Know If I Got In?

This process may take up to six weeks in the peak application season of December/January. At other times, committees may make admission decisions more quickly. All applicants are notified of the committee’s decision via email and/or letter.

Admitted Applicants

Admitted applicants will be directed to our website to make their decision on our admission offer. Those accepting admission will be required to make a $250 non-refundable admission deposit, which will be applied toward their student account at the beginning of their admission term.

Who Do I Contact With Questions?

Contact the SPH Student Services Office. sph-ask@umn.edu, 612-626-3500 or (free) 800-774-8636

If You Receive Notice of Admission

Confirm your enrollment