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Arnold School of Public Health


Degrees Offered & Deadlines

Your graduate degree program determines your public health application type, required tests, application deadlines and enrollment terms. Use this page to determine the appropriate application and deadline date for your public health graduate degree. International applicants and applicants wishing to apply for graduate assistantships should submit their application materials early for top consideration.

In Fall 2019, the Arnold School of Public Health will launch our redesigned MPH programs to meet new accreditation criteria from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Go here for more information.

Area of Study Application Requirements by Degree Application Deadline Application Type  Required Test
Athletic Training M.S.

Summer: Feb. 15

ATCAS GRE
Advanced Athletic Training   M.S.

Fall: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE
Biostatistics   MSPH

Fall: Feb. 15

Spring: Jul. 15

SOPHAS GRE
Ph.D.

Fall (Priority): Nov. 1

SOPHAS GRE
Ph.D.

Fall: Feb. 15
Spring: Jul.15
Summer: Dec. 15

SOPHAS GRE
Communication Sciences & Disorders

 

 
MSP, MCD (Distance Format)

Fall: Jan. 1
Summer: Jan. 1

CSDCAS GRE
Ph.D.

Fall, Spring, SummerRolling

USC Graduate School  GRE
Environmental Health Sciences M.S., Ph.D.

Fall (Priority): Dec. 1
FallJan. 15
Spring: Jul. 15

SOPHAS GRE
MPH

Fall (Priority): Dec. 1
Fall: Jan. 15

SOPHAS GRE
Epidemiology/Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D.

Fall: Jan. 15
Spring: Jul. 15

SOPHAS GRE
Epidemiology  MPH, MSPH

Fall: Jan. 15

SOPHAS GRE
Ph.D.

Fall (Priority): Nov. 1
Fall: Jan. 15
Spring: Jul. 15

SOPHAS GRE
Exercise Science  M.S.

Fall (Priority): Nov. 15
Fall: Feb. 15
Spring: Oct. 1

USC Graduate School GRE
Ph.D.

Fall: March 1 
Spring: Oct. 1

USC Graduate School GRE
Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior    MPH

FallFeb. 15

SOPHAS GRE
Online MPH - Professional Program

Deadlines vary by term. Visit the start date calendar for more information.

USC Graduate School GRE
MSW/MPH

FallFeb. 15

USC Graduate School GRE
Ph.D.

Fall: Dec. 1

SOPHAS GRE
Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Fall, Spring, Summer: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE
Graduate Certificate in Global Health

Fall: Feb. 15
Spring: Jul. 15

USC Graduate School GRE
Health Services Policy and Management   MPH
MPH-Distance-Format

FallFeb. 1

SOPHAS GRE/GMAT
MHA Professional Format

Fall: Jun. 1

SOPHAS GRE/GMAT
MHA

Fall: Jan. 15

SOPHAS or HAMPCAS GRE/GMAT
JD/MHA

Fall: Jan. 15

 

USC Graduate School GRE/GMAT
MSW/MPH, MPA/MPH

FallFeb. 1

USC Graduate School GRE/GMAT
Ph.D.

Fall: Jan. 15; hard deadline: May 1

SOPHAS GRE/GMAT
Physical Activity and Public Health MPH

FallFeb. 15

SOPHAS GRE
Physical Therapy DPT

Fall (early decision): Aug. 15
Fall: Nov. 1

PTCAS GRE