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NOTICE TO APPLICANTS ABOUT THE GRE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2021 ADMISSIONS CYCLE

MPH Degrees: Students who wish to apply for admission to our graduate program for the 2021-2022 academic year are not required to take the GRE or submit a GRE score report as part of their application package. However, students may voluntarily submit GRE test scores and they will be reviewed as part of the holistic application consideration. The applications with GRE scores will not be given greater weight than those that do not include scores.  

MS & PhD Degrees: GRE requirements for the MS and PhD degrees vary by department and can be found here.

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.

The Fall 2021 application for admission will be available through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) at www.sophas.org on August 18, 2020. The UCLA application will be available at www.ucla.edu in mid-September 2020.

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

ITEMS FOR SUBMISSION TO SOPHAS

Submit the following on www.sophas.org:

  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 (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some testing sites are closed. Please check here to determine if your department is waiving the GRE for Fall 2021 applicants)
  6. Official TOEFL - Code 5688 SOPHAS in Massachusetts - www.toefl.com. (Click here for English proficiency information)
  7. For applicants who took the IELTS: have the officially scores submitted to: 

    UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 
    Attn: Student Affairs Office
    16-059 CHS, Box 951772
    650 Charles E. Young Dr. South
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772 

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

SOPHAS
P.O. Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471

For Overnight Delivery Only:
SOPHAS
c/o Liaison International
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

*(Because of the testing site closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some departments are waiving the GRE for Fall 2021 applicants.) 

ITEMS FOR UCLA'S GRADUATE DIVISION

Items for UCLA Graduate Division:

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

ITEMS FOR THE UCLA FIELDING SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH - FOR APPLICANTS RECEIVING A DEGREE OUTSIDE THE US

Official documents will/may be requested if you are recommended for admissions.

*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 application questions page for Prospective Applicants, call the Student Affairs Office at (310) 825-5524, or send an email to admissions@ph.ucla.edu.

For questions about the SOPHAS application process, please check online prior to contacting SOPHAS at (617) 612-2090 or send an e-mail to sophasinfo@liaisoncas.com.