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M.P.H.

The application process and requirements for the two-year and three-year paths are the same.

  • Apply online. The application is free.
    • Applicants to either path complete the same M.P.H. application. In the body of the application, two-year path applicants will select “full-time” and three-year path applicants will select “part-time.”
  • Bachelor's Degree is required.
  • Provide three letters of recommendation and a personal statement
  • There are no interviews in the application process.
  • G.R.E. is optional.
  • Scholarships are available.
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M.D./M.P.H.

  • Apply and receive admittance to UTSW’s M.D. Program. We send you an email with more information about the dual degree application after you’re admitted into the M.D. program.
  • Complete the M.P.H. Program application through the online portal. You may begin the M.P.H. application at any time during the application period, but do not submit your application before you receive your M.D. admittance.
  • Provide a personal statement.
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MSCI

  • Apply online. The application is free.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a STEM-related field is required.
  • The three letters of recommendation should come from mentors, professors, or supervisors who work in a STEM-related field.
  • Provide a mentor training plan.
  • Include a personal statement.
  • There are no interviews in the application process.
  • G.R.E. and M.C.A.T. scores are optional.
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Ph.D.

  • Apply online. The application is free.
  • Master’s degree required
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • Writing Sample
  • An interview with the Admissions Committee (if invited)
  • G.R.E. is optional
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Certificate Programs

  • Apply online. The application is free.
  • A bachelor's degree is required.
  • Provide a personal statement and resume.
  • G.R.E. is optional.
  • UT Southwestern does not sponsor F-1 student visas for non-degree seeking/certificate students.

Application Deadlines

Program 

Priority Application Deadline

Final Application Deadline

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

February 15*

May 1

Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health Dual Degree (M.D./M.P.H.) 

N/A

May 1

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)

N/A

June 30

Ph.D. in Public Health

December 1 

February 1

Certificate Programs

N/A

August 15 or until program is filled

M.P.H. Personal Statement

Your personal statement is a chance for us to get to know you and your academic and professional goals as a potential student in our program.

In 1,000 words or less, please:

  • State your reasons for pursuing an M.P.H.
  • Clearly and concisely, describe your relevant public health experience.
  • Indicate why you feel UT Southwestern might be a good fit for you.

MSCI Personal Statement

Your personal statement is a chance for us to get to know you and your academic and professional goals as a potential student in our program.

In 1,000 words or less, please:

  • State your reasons for pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation.
  • How would this program enhance your career in research?
  • Describe your long-term career goals.

Ph.D. Statement of Purpose and Objectives

  • What interests you about your chosen concentration: Health Economics and Policy or Health Data Sciences?
  • Why did you choose UT Southwestern?
  • Describe your research interest, relevant work, and commitment to public health.
  • What are your short- and long-term career objectives?
  • Describe how your personal background and life experiences led to your decision to pursue a Ph.D. in Public Health.

Certificate Programs Statement of Purpose and Objectives

  • State your reasons for pursuing a certificate in your chosen area.
  • Clearly and concisely, describe your relevant public health experience.
  • Indicate why you feel UT Southwestern might be a good fit for you.

Questions?

If you have admissions questions, contact us by osph@utsouthwestern.edu.