Review these instructions for applying to a public health program.

Submitting your application

Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) is the centralized application service for public health programs that allows students to:

SOPHAS applicants should thoroughly review the FAQ section before starting their application.

Coursework entry instructions

Direct application

Non-SOPHAS programs may require you to apply directly to their programs

Supplemental application

Many SOPHAS participating schools may also require additional materials and supplemental applications sent directly to their institutions.

Letters of recommendation


Check with each program regarding their specific deadlines.

Accelerated Public Health Program

The Accelerated Public Health Program (APHP) at Northwestern University provides high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s and Master of Public Health (MPH) degrees in five years. Students in this selective program will have access to early MPH Program acceptance, specialized advising, the opportunity to complete their MPH field experience abroad, and exemption from the GRE requirement for MPH admissions. Undergraduates from every Northwestern school and major are eligible to apply. Northwestern University students apply for admission in the winter quarter of their junior year.