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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.

2020-2021 Application Cycle

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
Biostatistics   M.S.

Fall: February 15
Spring: July 15

SOPHAS GRE scores will not be required for the 2020-2021 application cycle
Ph.D.

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

SOPHAS GRE scores will not be required for the 2020-2021 application cycle
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
Environmental Health Sciences M.S., Ph.D.

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

SOPHAS GRE
MPH

Fall (Priority): December 1
Fall: January 15

SOPHAS GRE
Epidemiology/Environmental Health Sciences Ph.D.

Fall: January 15
Spring: July 15

SOPHAS GRE
Epidemiology  MPH, M.S.

Fall: January 15

SOPHAS GRE scores will not be required for the 2020-2021 application cycle
Ph.D.

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

SOPHAS GRE scores will not be required for the 2020-2021 application cycle
Exercise Science  M.S.

Fall (Priority): November 15
Fall: February 15
Spring: Oct.ober 1

USC Graduate School GRE (optional)
Ph.D.

Fall, Spring: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE scores will not be required for the 2020-2021 application cycle
Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior    MPH

FallFebruary 15

SOPHAS GRE
Online MPH - Professional Program

Fall: March 15

USC Graduate School GRE (waivers considered on a case-by-case basis)
MSW/MPH

FallFebruary 15

USC Graduate School GRE
Ph.D.

Fall: December 1

SOPHAS GRE
Certificate of Graduate Study in Aging

Fall, Spring, Summer: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE
Graduate Certificate in Health Communication

Fall, Spring, Summer: Rolling

USC Graduate School GRE
Certificate of Graduate Study in Global Health

Fall, Spring, Summer: Rolling

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

FallFebruary 1

SOPHAS GRE/GMAT (optional)
MHA Professional Format

Fall: June 1

USC Graduate School GRE/GMAT (waivers considered on a case-by-case basis)
MHA

FallFebruary 15

SOPHAS or HAMPCAS GRE/GMAT
JD/MHA

Fall: January 15

 

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

Fall: March 15

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

Fall: January 15

SOPHAS GRE/GMAT
Physical Activity and Public Health MPH

Fall: May 1

SOPHAS GRE
Physical Therapy DPT

Fall: November 1

PTCAS GRE

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