The documentation identified below must be uploaded and received in SOPHAS:
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. Instructions for sending your transcripts to SOPHAS can be
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 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 demonstrate English proficiency. This can be satisfied by submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum required score. Additional information about the English proficiency requirement is available at OUHSC’s English Proficiency Requirements page.
- TOEFL scores should be submitted to SOPHAS using the designation code #5688.
- IELTS scores should be submitted by following the instructions on the IELTS website. OUHSC accepts paper Test Report Forms.
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 required. 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.
SOPHAS offers some fee waivers to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-service basis. You can learn more about these waivers here.