Master of
Public Health

How to Apply

Deadlines and Important Dates

Your SOPHAS application must be submitted by the following deadlines:

  • Fall DeadlineApply by March 15 to start August 21
  • Spring DeadlineApply by October 15, 2023, to start January 8, 2024

Admissions Help

If you have questions about the admissions process, contact our admissions counselors.

For Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate (IUG) Program Candidates: Academically strong undergraduate BBH, HPA, KINES, and NUTR students and Schreyer Scholars who want to be considered for the IUG program will need to apply and be accepted to both the Graduate School and IUG program. Please view the Penn State Graduate Bulletin listing to better understand the special admissions requirements associated with the program.

SOPHAS Application Requirement

Please note that you must complete a Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application before applying to Penn State. If you are offered admission to the program, you will receive further instructions on how to apply for the online Master of Public Health program. If you have questions about the SOPHAS application, contact us at 717-531-1502 or [email protected].

View SOPHAS application information.


For admission to the Graduate School, an applicant must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (postsecondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. This degree must be from an officially recognized degree-granting institution in the country in which it operates.

Technical Requirements

Review the technical requirements for this degree program.

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