Master of Public Health Program

How To Apply

Admissions Deadlines

M.P.H. program admission is available on a rolling basis throughout the year. The program only matriculates each fall. See the university’s academic calendar for semester start dates.

  • Deadline dates:
    • Scholarship considerations: February 1st
    • First consideration: April 1st

Note: All documentation must be in by the above dates for first consideration.  After April 1st, completed applications will be considered for admissions on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.

M.P.H. Program Requirements

The Admissions Committee takes into account many factors from the full application for admissions decisions. Other specific requirements include:

  • GPA 2.7 or higher (3.0+ for first consideration)
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution 
  • Official GRE scores must be in the 20th percentile or higher (50th percentile for first consideration)
    • GRE is waived if the applicant has a master’s or higher degree from a U.S. or Canadian accredited institution
    • GRE may be waived if:
      • Applicant has a GPA over 3.0 and took analytical coursework with a grade of B or higher 
      • Applicants has a GPA over 3.0 and have taken other graduate testing, i.e. MCAT, GMAT

M.P.H. Admissions Process

Applicants who are active students in the Wright State University Graduate School or medical students in the Boonshoft School of Medicine, as well as Wright State University faculty or staff with a master’s or terminal degree, should email the M.P.H. Program Coordinator before beginning the application process.

When applying, please note:

First apply through SOPHAS. After your SOPHAS application is complete and verified, you will receive an email from the Wright State University M.P.H. Program Coordinator with further instructions to complete the application process.

Step 1: Apply to SOPHAS

Apply through SOPHAS for admission to the Wright State University M.P.H. Program. You will need to pay the SOPHAS application fee. [Required]

You will need the following to complete your SOPHAS application:

  • A current resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose articulating your career goals as related to the completion of the M.P.H. Your personal statement should not exceed 500 words.
  • Official transcripts for ALL higher education institutions attended. For international students, SOPHAS will only accept international transcripts evaluated by WES. Electronic transcripts should be emailed to
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to your professional or academic experience
  • GRE scores (20th percentile or higher); SOPHAS code 2467

Step 2: Apply to Wright State University

After your SOPHAS Application is completed, you will receive an email from the WSU M.P.H. Program Coordinator with instructions on how to complete the application process and pay the WSU application fee. [Required]

You must send the following documents directly to Wright State for verification:

  • Official transcripts for ALL higher education institutions attended.
    • International students will upload copies of transcripts until they are admitted, at which time official transcripts must be presented.
  • International applicants will be required to provide official TOEFL or IELTS scores (ETS code 1179).

Applicants recommended for admission may be interviewed prior to a final admissions determination.

For more information on admissions, visit the WSU Graduate School or International Admissions websites. For more information about our region, visit Explore Wright State University.

M.P.H. Program Cost

MPH tuition and fees are charged at the regular university Graduate School rate and will vary by full-time or part-time, resident or non-resident status. The M.P.H. program has an additional $149 per credit hour program fee.

Information on tuition and residency is available on the RaiderConnect webpage.

M.P.H. Scholarships

There are merit-based scholarship and fellowship opportunities for WSU graduate students offered by the WSU Graduate School.  These are very competitive with other graduate programs at Wright State. Students meeting the first consideration criteria will be contacted about these opportunities only after all their documents have been submitted in SOPHAS.

For more information on student loans and funding opportunities, visit the RaiderConnect website.

Last edited on 04/26/2021.