- U.S. applicants
SOPHAS requires a separate official transcript from every U.S. and Canadian institution attended. You must arrange for official transcripts from all prior undergraduate, graduate, and professional study to be sent to SOPHAS. (Address below.) The application process also requires you to complete a section detailing all degrees earned and institutions attended. You are required to list and give information concerning all coursework you have taken (undergraduate, graduate and professional programs). You will need to have a copy of your transcripts in hand so that you will be able to complete the coursework section of the application. Do not enter foreign courses taken at Universities outside the U.S. or Canada.
- International applicants
International applicants to the OU Hudson College of Public Health are required to submit transcripts/mark sheets to the World Education Services (www.wes.org) for a course-by-course evaluation. Applicants should designate SOPHAS to receive the evaluation.
English language proficiency : International applicants are required to submit TOEFL scores to SOPHAS using the designation code #5688. Minimum acceptable TOEFL score for most programs is 88 IBT. The MHA program requires a TOEFL score of 100 IBT; the PhD program in OEH requires a minimum TOEFL score of 90 IBT. IELTS or other language proficiency tests will not be accepted. Additional information about the TOEFL requirement is available at OUHSC's TOEFL page.
- SOPHAS mailing address
P.O. Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471
GRE test scores : Applicants to all MS and PhD degrees in the College of Public Health are required to submit an official GRE score. GRE scores are NOT required for the MPH, MHA, or the Certificate Programs.
SOPHAS should be designated to receive the scores by using the designation code #4244.
Career goal statement : This personal essay should be created in a word processing program and pasted into the online SOPHAS application. Complete instructions are within the SOPHAS application.
Current CV/ Résumé : The SOPHAS application allows applicants to upload the CV or resumé before electronically submitting the application. It is not possible to upload the resumé to the SOPHAS application after e-submission of the application. It is important to upload the resumé into the SOPHAS application. Any document not received by SOPHAS will not be visible to the Admissions Committee when they review application files.
Recommendations : Three letters of academic or professional recommendation are preferable (personal references are not encouraged). Applicants will list recommenders’ contact information and SOPHAS will send the recommenders instructions concerning how to submit their recommendation electronically through an online SOPHAS recommenders’ portal. Recommendations must be submitted electronically. Further Instructions are available within the SOPHAS application. Paper-based letters will not be accepted.