Admissions

Application Deadlines:

Fall Entry

Freshmen Applicants

  • Early Decision I Deadline: November 1
  • Early Action Deadline: November 1
  • Early Decision II Deadline: January 1
  • Regular Decision Deadline: January 1

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Application Priority Deadline: April 1
  • Application Deadline: June 1
Spring Entry

Freshmen Applicants

Transfer Student Applicants

  • Application Priority Deadline: November 1
  • Application Deadline: December 1

Application Portal:

Admission to the BSPH program is handled through the Office of Admission and is open to applicants who meet the general requirements for admission to the University of Miami (UM) as well as those listed below. Applicants must apply through the Common Application

Admission Requirements:

1) Grade Point Averages (GPAs) 

  • Freshmen applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.7
  • Transfer student applicants must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.0

2) SAT and/or ACT Scores

  • Minimum Scores:
    • SAT = 1100 reading and critical math scores combined
    • ACT = 24 composite score
  • Freshmen applicants must submit official SAT or ACT scores
  • Transfer student applicants with fewer than 30 college credits must submit official SAT or ACT scores; transfer student applicants with 30 or more college credits are not required to submit scores

Bachelor’s/Master’s in Public Health 4+1 Program Information:

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) and the Graduate Program in Public Health at the Miller School of Medicine have developed a 5-year Bachelor’s to Master’s program in Public Health called the 4+1 Program. The 4+1 Program allows students to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health (BSPH) and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) or Master’s of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in just 5 years.

Students who are admitted to the 4+1 program take 12 credits of Master’s-level public health courses in their last year of the BSPH. All Master’s-level credits taken as an undergraduate latter apply toward the MPH or MSPH degree. By taking 12 credits of Master’s-level work in their last year of the BSPH program and 3-6 credits the summer after graduation, students in the 4+1 program can complete their Master’s degree during their 5th year. 

All Master’s-level credits taken as an undergraduate are covered under regular undergraduate tuition charges. Students in the 4+1 program only pay graduate tuition rates for any remaining graduate coursework once they complete their last year of undergraduate study.

Admission decisions to the 4+1 program are made solely by the admissions committee for the Graduate Programs in Public Health at the Miller School of Medicine. 

Application Deadline:

  • December 15 of students’ third (junior) year

Application Portal:

  • Students must apply through SOPHAS
  • Visit http://publichealth.med.miami.edu/graduate/sophas and click on “MPH/MSPH”

Admission Requirements:

  • Current undergraduate students in the SONHS who have a Public Health major
  • Minimum 3.0 overall GPA
  • Minimum 3.5 public health GPA
  • No GRE required

Additional Information:

Applicants interested in any of the SONHS' baccalaureate programs are encouraged to speak with a representative from the SONHS’ Office of Student Services (OSS) and/or the UM’s Office of Admission. Students interested in the 4+1 program are also encouraged to speak with Rick Del Rosario, Director of Admissions, in the Department of Public Health Sciences by contacting him at publichealthadmissions@miami.edu or (305) 243-0291

More information about the BSPH program and the SONHS may be found in the Academic Bulletin and the Student Handbook