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MPH Health Systems and Policy Analytics (HSPA) concentration is paused for for Fall 2023.


Academic Requirements:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
  • If prior graduate work, a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0
  • The MPH program is now test-optional. You may submit official GREGMAT or MCAT scores if you choose.

Application requirements and procedures are the same for the online and on-campus programs.

Admissions Process

STEP 1: Apply to the MPH program using SOPHAS by April 1. Requirements for this application are below:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing Sample
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The MPH program is now test-optional. You may submit official GRE, GMAT or MCAT scores if you choose.

STEP 2: "If offered admission through SOPHAS, apply to the UK Graduate School following your SOPHAS application decision.

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.


Fall: April 1

Applications are not accepted for the Spring or Summer semesters.

University of Kentucky Graduate School

You will also need to apply to the University of Kentucky Graduate School. Graduate school application should not be completed until after admitted through SOPHAS.

The UK Graduate School deadline is April 1 for international students, or at least one month before starting classes for domestic (US) students.

All information received from your SOPHAS application is sent to the Graduate School by the College of Public Health. When completing your application for the Graduate School, you can upload the documents you used for your SOPHAS application, or you can submit blank sheets of paper.

For more information, please contact the College at or 859.218.2096.

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