Apply Frequently Asked Questions
Q) I’m an international student. Am I required to submit English language proficiency test scores?
A) If you earned an undergraduate degree from an accredited US institution, then you are not required to complete any English language proficiency exams. If your degree is not from an accredited US institution, then you must adhere to the test score requirements here.
Q) How can I apply for UK College of Public Health scholarships?
A) We have a limited number of scholarship funds available. The scholarship application will open in winter and no later than March 1. We will announce the scholarship application availability via SOPHAS and on our website when it opens. Learn more about College of Public Health scholarships here. Learn more about student financial aid here.
Q) How can I apply for a UK College of Public Health assistantship?
A) Assistantships are prioritized for College of Public Health doctoral students. However, we do have limited funds available for master’s students. Generally speaking, approximately 50% of our full-time masters-level students receive some sort of student employment. It is more likely funding opportunities will be available for the second year of your master’s program than the first year.
Full-time MHA students may be eligible for an administrative practicum position (APP).
Q) Is GRE/IELTS required for program admission?
A) The GRE is not required for admission to University of Public Health masters programs (Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Master of Science in Biostatistics (MS-Bst).
The GRE is required for admission to University of Kentucky College of Public Health doctoral programs, which includes PhD in Health Services Research, and PhD in Epidemiology & Biostatistics.
Q) Does the College of Public Health offer application fee waivers?
A) No, the College of Public Health does not offer application fee waivers. However, SOPHAS offers a limited number of application waivers on a first-come-first served basis. Call 617- 612-2090 to learn more.
Q) I am an international student. Am I required to secure a supervisor prior to applying?
A) No, you are not required to secure a supervisor prior to application or admission.
Q) Must international transcripts be evaluated by WES before submitting my application?
A) Yes, a WES evaluation is required for all foreign transcripts. Admission will not be considered until your WES evaluation has been submitted.