MPH-PEP Admissions Requirements

All applications received by Feb. 15 will be considered for a spot in the 2021-2022 cohort. Application review will continue after this date based on available space. Applicants will be reviewed on a myriad of qualities that include but are not limited to leadership experience, perseverance, academic history, fit within the program, and commitment to equity in public health.

Successful applicants demonstrate:

  • Interest and prior exposure to public health, population health or community health, and an interest in leadership positions in public health or health care
  • A record of academic success, achieving greater than or equal to a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, with specific attention to health sciences and quantitative methods coursework (e.g. advanced mathematics, statistics or biostatistics)
  • Excellent recommendations and a strong personal statement describing the applicant’s interest in public health or population health, previous opportunities to demonstrate leadership, the challenges they expect in a graduate program and their experiences in overcoming these challenges
  • There is no GRE requirement for the program

Applicants are required to submit an application through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).  Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

All application materials must be sent directly to SOPHAS. A completed application includes the following:

  1. Completed SOPHAS application
  2. Official transcripts from any previous or current college coursework taken within the U.S.
  3. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate level stats course with a B or higher is preferred for a successful applicant
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Resume or CV
  7. Ohio State University Supplemental Application – this will be emailed to you from Ohio State one to two weeks after your centralized application reaches "Verified" status
    If you have questions regarding admissions, please contact Dawnne Wise, MPH-PEP program manager, at wise [dot] 13atosu [dot] edu or 614-247-7967.


MPH-PEP application timeline