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Application Checklist And Submission Instructions


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.

Fall 2018 application for admission will be available through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) at on August 17, 2017. UCLA applications will be available at on September 29, 2017.

The following three steps must be completed and submitted before your application is considered complete.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

  1. Submit an online application to SOPHAS at
  2. Submit an online application to UCLA at
  3. Submit appropriate materials to UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

I. Items for Submission to SOPHAS --

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Official GRE Test Scores - UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Code for ETS to report to SOPHAS: 4225
  6. Official TOEFL - Code 5688 SOPHAS in Massachusetts - (Click here for English proficiency information)
  7. Writing Sample (for doctoral applicants applying to Community Health Sciences or Health Policy and Management)
  8. 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

II. Items for UCLA’s Graduate Division --

Submit application through

Applicants should submit letters of recommendation, statement of purpose; transcript, test scores, professional experience, resume, and supporting documents to SOPHAS ONLY

III. Items for UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health

International applicants, please send the following four documents:

  • one official transcript in English
  • one official transcript in the official language of the country
  • one certificate/diploma showing degree conferred in English
  • one certificate/diploma showing degree conferred in the official language of the country. 

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Attn: Student Affairs Office
A1-269 CHS, Box 951772
650 Charles E. Young Dr. South
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

*Please note WES evaluations should be submitted TO SOPHAS ONLY.

**Applicants attending at US schools please mail your transcripts to SOPHAS ONLY.


Applicants who have additional questions about the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health should view the Frequently Asked Questions page for Prospective Applicants, call the Student Affairs Office at (310) 825-5524 or send an e-mail to Sukhwinder Sagoo. For questions about the SOPHAS application process, please check online prior to contacting SOPHAs at (617) 612-2090 or send an e-mail to