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Eligibility and Deadlines

ApplyOnlineThe Vanderbilt MPH is a two-year CEPH-accredited program offered through the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. All programs begin in the fall of each year.

Applications are submitted online through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS), where they are processed and forwarded to Vanderbilt for review. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents including recommendations are submitted online through SOPHAS before the application deadline. You may check the status of your application any time by logging in to SOPHAS.

Once SOPHAS has received your completed application and credentials, it may take up to four weeks to verify and deliver your application to Vanderbilt. Note: We encourage applicants to submit their application at least two weeks prior to the stated deadlines to allow for any delays that may arise. 

Prospective students select a track, Epidemiology or Global Health, at the time they apply in SOPHAS. Each track has specific eligibility and application requirements:


Epidemiology Track


Global Health Track

Track Eligibility


• Doctoral degree
• Identified VUMC faculty mentor and proposed thesis project



• Bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree

Application Deadline


March 1, 2014
Submit completed application to SOPHAS by this date to be considered for admission and scholarships



December 15, 2013 (Priority)
Submit completed application to SOPHAS by this date to receive priority consideration for scholarships

January 15, 2014 (Regular Admissions)
All Global Health Track applications must be submitted to SOPHAS by this date to be considered for admission

Application Requirements
submitted through SOPHAS


• Current curriculum vitae

• Official transcripts

• Statement of purpose and objectives

• Two (2) or more letters of reference, including:
– VUMC faculty mentor 
– VUMC division director or department chair


• Current curriculum vitae or resume

• Official transcripts

Official valid GRE or MCAT test scores

• Statement of purpose and objectives

Two (2) or more letters of reference from professional and academic sources


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