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Application Deadlines

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019 enrollment. Applications for Fall 2020 enrollment will open in SOPHAS in mid-August 2019.

Please review the information below about application deadlines. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are submitted to SOPHAS on or before the deadline so they may be considered for admission to the Vanderbilt MPH Program.

Applications must meet the following criteria on or before the track deadline:

  1. Status of “received” or “verified” in SOPHAS
    SOPHAS will move an application into the verification queue when the following materials have been received:

    • Statement of purpose uploaded by the applicant to SOPHAS
    • CV/resume uploaded by the applicant to SOPHAS
    • At least two letters of recommendation uploaded by references to SOPHAS (note: the Vanderbilt MPH Program requires three letters of recommendation)
    • Official transcripts (or WES evaluation) sent directly from prior institutions to SOPHAS
  2. Official standardized test score report(s), sent directly from ETS (or AAMC) to SOPHAS using the correct institution code (GRE: #0111 or MCAT: SOPHAS)

Standardized test waivers
– The requirement for GRE/MCAT scores is waived for applicants with doctoral degrees (or the U.S. equivalent)
– The requirement for TOEFL scores is waived for international applicants whose most recent academic degree is from an institution where English is the language of instruction

​Applications submitted in SOPHAS without standardized test scores cannot be considered for admission.

If you have extenuating circumstances that may prevent your application from meeting the application deadlines, please contact Annie Smart at

Priority Round

Applications submitted in SOPHAS on or before the Priority Round deadline will receive priority consideration for scholarships awarded by the Vanderbilt MPH Program.

Applicants who submit their application in SOPHAS using the Priority Round (scholarship) designation, but whose application is not verified with official test score reports by the Priority Round deadline, will automatically be moved to the Regular Round.

Regular Round

All applications must be submitted with official test score reports in SOPHAS by the Regular Round deadline in order to be considered for admission. This is the final deadline.

The Vanderbilt MPH Program may have scholarship funds to offer applicants in the Regular Round, but there is no guarantee. Applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships awarded by the Vanderbilt MPH Program are strongly encouraged to apply in the Priority Round.


Priority Round: January 15
Regular Round: March 1

Global Health

Priority Round: December 15
Regular Round: January 15

Health Policy

Priority Round: December 15
Regular Round: January 15