The MPH for Health Professionals (MPH|HP) applicants are expected to fulfill the minimum requirements for admission to the Fielding School of Public Health. Early applications are encouraged. Prospective students are encouraged to attend an information session or contact us for an admissions consultation.

Admission Requirements

  • Resume/CV: A minimum of three years of professional work experience is required. Experience does not have to be clinical or in public health.

  • Official Transcripts: A bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA (cumulative or upper division).

  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose

  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Submitted by regular mail to Box 951772, Room 36-078, Los Angeles, CA 90095 or emailed to directly by your recommenders. Letters should be from either a professional or academic source.

  • GRE Scores: The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) requirement can be waived for applicants who have at least a 3.0 GPA. A recent GRE score (within the last 5 years) is required for those who have a GPA lower than the required 3.0.

  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores (international applicants only): Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required for applicants whose native language is not English, or who have completed post-secondary education outside of the U.S. See University Policies and Requirements.

How to Apply

Review the Application Checklist and submit an online application to UCLA Graduate Admissions. Please be sure to fill in all sections (except personal history statement). NOTE: applicants applying to the MPH | HP program do NOT need to submit a SOPHAS application.

Select “Master of Public Health for Health Professionals MPH – Weekend Program” as the major and “Community Health Sciences” as the Department of Specialization.


Priority Deadline - February 1

Standard Application Deadline - April 1

Late Admissions - July 25 (contact us for space availabilty)