Doctor of Public Health: Application and Admission

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Fall Admissions Deadlines


Application Deadline:
February 1

An invitation and completion of an interview is mandatory for continued consideration of admission. 

*Prior to the deadlines, you must have both applications completed, VERIFIED, and all supporting materials received.  **Admissions offices recommend submitting all materials as soon as possible since applications can take 3 to 4 weeks to be processed.


Application and Admission


Prerequisites: All applicants to the Doctor of Public Health degree must have:

  • A master’s-level degree in public health (MPH or MSPH). Students with other master’s degree may be considered and accepted provisionally but will need to complete the five MPH core courses (15 hours) prior to acceptance into the DrPH program. These courses will not apply to the DrPH degree.
  • At least three years of experience in the public health.

*Students with only a bachelors degree will NOT be accepted into the program. No exceptions will be given.*

All students must have a masters degree from an accredited institution. Applicants are expected to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicant Interviews:

We anticipate extending invitations to selected applicants to Lawrenceville (UGA Gwinnett Campus) for an in-person Interview Day following initial review of applications. Note: In order to proceed with admissions consideration for the Doctor of Public Health, an invitation MUST be extended by the program and the invited candidate must fully participate in the events during the interview day. Appropriate accommodations to be made in the case that the selected candidate has extenuating circumstances which may prevent their attendance.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the program.



Application to the DrPH program

  • Completed SOPHAS application:    

  • Official academic transcripts from all institutions attended sent directly to SOPHAS
  • International applicants: Only World Education Services (WES) evaluations of international coursework are accepted for inclusion in your SOPHAS application. Any WES-evaluated coursework cleared through SOPHAS will be reviewed once both application steps are fully completed. For specific details, please refer to
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation.
  • GRE scores are no longer required
  • Resume/CV
  • Supplemental Fee to UGA Graduate School (This fee can be processed HERE).

     International Applicants only - additional information needed for UGA Graduate School:

(please click here for information):

  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent by testing agency to The University of Georgia,
  • World Education Services (WES): You must provide any WES evaluations as part of your SOPHAS application. You may refer to this link for further information about sending your WES report.
  • Certificate of Finances (COF) form
  • Visa Information


Upon Acceptance and Intended Matriculation

  • Email the Student Information Sheet to, with the subject heading: Student Information Sheet.
  • Final official transcripts must be sent to the Graduate School in the event of an acceptance, and before matriculation in August.  If SOPHAS has your final transcript(s), you do not need to resubmit to the Graduate School.

Please mail final transcripts to:

UGA Graduate School
210 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602

  • Complete the Graduate School's pre and post arrival checklist, found HERE

**For specific questions about UGA Graduate School policies, phone numbers are available here.