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MPH students in graduation gownsAdmission & Application Requirements

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington exclusively accepts applications for admission to graduate degree programs through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) at The application for fall 2016 admission will be available through the SOPHAS on August 18, 2016. Be sure to thoroughly read all directions in the SOPHAS application. Please contact SOPHAS at, if you have questions regarding their online application.

In addition to completion and submission of the SOPHAS application, all applicants must also complete and submit the Indiana University Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application at This duplication of application information is required for admission. The Indiana University Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application requires completion of an "Application Information" section. In the drop-down box for "Academic Program," select Public Health-Bloomington Masters for master's degree program admission.

For answers to questions about our degree programs, our Indiana University Bloomington Online Graduate and Professional Admissions Application, or your complete SOPHAS application, please contact our Director of Admissions, Nelda Montemayor at


Only fall admission is possible for the M.P.H. degree programs

Fall 2016 Admission: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. International students are encouraged to apply by January 15, 2016 for fall 2016 admission to allow for additional processing time for international transcripts as well as the immigration process for admitted students. For fall 2016 enrollment, January 2016 is the priority deadline for application for admission to all graduate degree programs. Applicants who complete the application process by January 15, 2016 are given the greatest consideration for admission. The application system closes on May 1, 2016.

Preference will be given to assistantship applications submitted by the January 15, 2016 deadline however, applications received later may be reviewed until May 1, 2016. Additionally, students applying for Federal Financial Assistance must meet the deadlines for completing the FAFSA forms. If an assistantship is desired, please complete and submit the online assistant application at:

Applicants must have a strong undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) and previous course work related to critical health issues and/or health behavior.

Applicants must:

  1. Complete the online Indiana University Graduate Application (for tips on writing your personal statement, visit:
  2. Submit three letters of recommendation (paper or online version)
  3. Submit a personal statement (required)
  4. Mail official transcripts from all institutions attended to the School of Public Health-Bloomington, Records Office.

The Records Office
School of Public Health-Bloomington
Indiana University
1025 E. Seventh Street, Room 123
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109

Graduate Records Examination (GRE) scores are not required for United States citizens with an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above on a 4.0 grading scale.

Complete information about MPH admissions may be found at:

International Admissions

International applicants must meet all requirements for admission that are established by the School of Public Health-Bloomington. Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all international applicants; official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all international applicants whose native language is not English. To be considered official, GRE and TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to Indiana University, institution code 1324. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test, or 79 on the web-based test is required.

To learn more about all requirements and the process for international admissions, please visit: