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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.

Application Cycle for Starting Terms Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023

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

Summer: February 15

ATCAS GRE (optional)
Advanced Athletic Training   M.S.

Summer: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE (required) 
Biostatistics   M.S.

Fall: February 15
Spring: July 15

SOPHAS GRE scores will not be required/reviewed
Ph.D.

Fall (Priority): November 1
Fall: February 15
Spring: July 15

SOPHAS GRE scores will not be required/reviewed
Communication Sciences & Disorders

 

 
MS-Res (on-campus), MS-DE (distance education)

Fall: December 15
Summer: December 15

CSDCAS GRE  (optional)
Ph.D.

Fall, Spring, SummerRolling

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

Fall (Priority): December 1
Fall: January 15
Spring: July 15

SOPHAS GRE (optional)
MPH

Fall (Priority): December 1
Fall: January 15

SOPHAS GRE (optional)
Epidemiology/Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D.

Fall: January 15
Spring: July 15

SOPHAS GRE (optional)
Epidemiology  MPH, M.S.

Fall: January 15

SOPHAS GRE scores will not be required/reviewed
Ph.D.

Fall (Priority): November 1
Fall: January 15
Spring: July 15

SOPHAS GRE scores will not be required/reviewed
Certificate of Graduate Study in Maternal 
and Child Health

Fall: June 1  
Spring: October 15

USC Graduate School GRE scores will not be required/reviewed
Exercise Science  M.S.

Fall (Priority): March 1
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1

USC Graduate School GRE (optional)
Ph.D.

Fall (Priority): January 1 (for fellowship consideration)
Fall: May 1
Spring: October 1

USC Graduate School GRE scores (optional)
Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior    MPH

FallFebruary 15

SOPHAS GRE scores (optional)
Online MPH - Professional Program

Fall: March 15

USC Graduate School GRE scores (optional)
MSW/MPH

FallFebruary 15

USC Graduate School GRE scores (optional)
Ph.D.

Fall: December 1

SOPHAS GRE scores (optional)
Certificate of Graduate Study in Aging

Fall, Spring, Summer: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE scores (optional)
Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Fall, Spring, Summer: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE scores (optional)
Certificate of Graduate Study in Global Health

Fall, Spring, Summer: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE scores (optional)
Health Services Policy and Management   MPH
MPH-Distance-Format

Fall: March 1

SOPHAS GRE/GMAT (optional)
MHA Professional Format

Fall: June 1

USC Graduate School GRE/GMAT (optional)
MHA

FallFebruary 15

SOPHAS or HAMPCAS GRE/GMAT (optional)
JD/MHA

Fall: January 15

 

USC Graduate School GRE/GMAT (optional)
MSW/MPH, MPA/MPH

Fall: March 1

USC Graduate School GRE/GMAT (optional)
Ph.D.

Fall: January 15

SOPHAS GRE/GMAT (required)
Physical Activity and Public Health MPH

Fall: June 1

SOPHAS GRE (optional)
Physical Therapy DPT

Fall: November 1

PTCAS GRE (required)

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