Application Requirements

The Rutgers School of Public Health does not discriminate in admissions or access to its programs and activities on the basis of race/color, ethnicity, national origin, religion/creed, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.

Applications for admission to the Rutgers School of Public Health are encouraged from qualified college graduates with a Baccalaureate degree who desire training in the disciplines of public health and who have realistic plans for utilizing what they learn. Most students are admitted in matriculated status in the MPH, MS, PhD or DrPH degree programs. Applicants are accepted to a specific department on a specific campus. A smaller number, often those not meeting all of the admission criteria, are admitted in non-matriculated status. These students normally are permitted to take up to 12 credits of coursework and, if they achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, to matriculate in the MPH program. The School also accepts visiting students and certificate students for limited amounts of coursework. Upon receipt of an acceptance letter, students are required to send a non-refundable $100.00 seat deposit to the campus that they will be attending, which is applied to the first tuition bill when the student registers. The check is payable to Rutgers School of Public Health.

Application is administered through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) except for students in a dual degree, residency, or fellowship program, as well as those having Rutgers faculty status, and students applying to a certificate program or seeking non-matriculated status. If you fall into any of these categories, please contact the Campus Office for the campus of interest.