Review the application requirements listed below. International applicants must also complete the requirements outlined on our international applicants page.
Compile your application documents.
Complete the online SOPHAS application. All application materials should be submitted directly to SOPHAS.
SOPHAS P.O. Box 9111 Watertown, MA 02471
Phone: (617) 612-2090
No GRE required
As of October 1, 2019, the GRE test will no longer be
required for admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor
of Public Health (DrPH) Programs at the Colorado School of Public
You have received an MPH, equivalent master's or higher degree from an accredited institution in a related field. Additional core coursework will be required for individuals who do not meet this requirement. You must submit transcripts from all academic institutions attended.
You should plan on having all transcripts from any non-US colleges or universities evaluated by World Education Services.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 out of a 4.00 scale in previous graduate-level studies is required. If your GPA is below a 3.50, you should include an explanation of why it is below the requirement and how you plan to address any prior academic deficiencies.
Your personal statement should be two pages in length, single-spaced, and should address your career goals and purpose for applying to the program. Please make sure to include any past work/internship/volunteer experience and a description of how this program will serve your future goals.
Please submit a recent copy of your resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
At least two years of work in public health or a related field is preferred.
Three letters of recommendation are required. While not required, it is highly encouraged that at least one letter of recommendation come from a faculty member who can attest to your academic performance.
GRE Code: 7844
If you choose to submit GRE scores with your SOPHAS application, please use the code above.
In addition to the general admission requirement listed above, the DrPH in Community & Behavioral Health (CBH) program requires the following:
An MPH in behavioral sciences, social sciences, health education, or equivalent. If you do not meet this requirement, you will need to take four CBH core courses (CBHS 6611, 6612, 6613, 6624) during the first year of the program.
In addition to the general admission requirement listed above, the DrPH in Environmental & Occupational Health (EOH) program requires the following:
An MPH or MS in environmental or occupational health or a related discipline. If you do not meet this requirement, you must take EHOH 6618 and 6619 and two of the following three courses: EHOH 6616, 6617 and 6620, or the equivalent during the first year of the program as co-requisites.
Additionally, you must have prior graduate-level coursework in the five core areas of public health (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health, Health Systems, Management & Policy, Community & Behavioral Health). Co-requisite credits are in addition to the 67 credits required for the DrPH degree.
To determine if previous coursework meets the co-requisite requirements, you are strongly advised to meet with the program director.
In addition to the general admission requirement listed above, the DrPH in Epidemiology program requires the following:
An MPH or MSPH in Epidemiology or equivalent. Students admitted without an equivalent degree must take a course in the five core areas of public health, Analytic Epidemiology (EPID 6631), and at least six credits of graduate-level work in specific epidemiological content areas (e.g. chronic disease, communicable disease, injury, etc.)
Two semesters of calculus (differential and integral) each with a grade of B or better A previous upper-level statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of B or better
Previous coursework or experience with some statistical software, e.g. SAS, R, etc.