MPH in Biostatistics

MPH in Biostatistics

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023
  • Summary

    The MPH in Biostatistics offers training in data management, data analysis, and statistical reasoning, methodology and programming so students can work on real-world public health problems.

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  • GRE
    • Required

How to Apply

  • Step 1: SOPHAS Application (Required)

    Applicants must complete the online application thru SOPHAS (the common application for public health schools). Please submit the following materials to SOPHAS:

    1. Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
    2. Statement of Purpose
    3. Personal Statement
    4. Three letters of recommendation — two from former professors and one from an employer. If the applicant has been out of school for more than 5 years, three letters from employers are acceptable.Please note letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically.
    5. One set of official transcripts from each institution you have attended. International applicants must submit transcripts through World Education Services (WES) for an official WES evaluation.
    6. Official GRE Test Scores* — UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Code for ETS to report to SOPHAS: 4225 (Please check here to determine if your department is waiving the GRE for Fall 2023 applicants)
    7. Official TOEFL - Code 5688 SOPHAS in Massachusetts — (Click here for English proficiency information)
    8. Official IELTS scores (for applicants who took the IELTS). Please submit official scores to:

      UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
      Attn: Office of Student Services
      Box 951772, Suite 16-068 CHS
      650 Charles E. Young Dr. South
      Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

    9. Writing Sample (for doctoral applicants applying to the Department of Community Health Sciences or the Department of Health Policy and Management)
    10. SOPHAS Application Fee – Nonrefundable (the amount will vary according to the number of applications submitted)

    P.O. Box 9111
    Watertown, MA 02471

    For Overnight Delivery Only:

    c/o Liaison International
    311 Arsenal Street
    Watertown, MA 02472

    Visit SOPHAS Website
  • Step 2: Graduate Division Application (Required)

    Applicants must complete the online UCLA Graduate Division application here. Please submit the following materials:

    1. Statement of Purpose – applicants can upload the Statement of Purpose from SOPHAS
    2. Personal Statement
    Applicants should submit letters of recommendation, transcript, test scores, professional experience, resume, and supporting documents to SOPHAS ONLY.
    Submit to Graduate Division
  • Step 3: For Applicants Receiving a Degree Outside of the U.S.

    Official documents may be requested if an applicant is recommended for admission.

Additional Information

Please note:
  • WES evaluations should be submitted to SOPHAS only
  • Applicants attending at U.S. schools should mail transcripts to SOPHAS only

Application Deadline

  • Priority

    The application priority due date for Fall 2024 is December 1, 2023. Early applications are encouraged to ensure timely receipt of all required documentation.

  • Standard

    Applications submitted to SOPHAS and the UCLA Graduate Division after the December 1st deadline may be considered, but will have reduced opportunities for admission, financial support, and housing. If you are applying after December 31, 2023, please check with the department to ensure that it is still accepting applications.


  • Notification of Materials Received

    Once all of your application materials have been received and processed you will receive an email notice from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s Office of Student Services that your application is complete and being forwarded to the department for review. If you are missing documents, you will be notified that your application is incomplete with a request for you to forward the necessary documents. 

    Please note: incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the department for review by the admissions committee.