How to Apply

Please note: The application deadline for admission to Fall 2014 on-campus programs has passed. Check back this summer for information about admission to Fall 2015 on-campus programs.

Most Graduate Degrees


To apply for most graduate degree programs at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, you must fill out both the SOPHAS application (the centralized application service for public health) and the UC Berkeley Graduate Division application.

  • Both applications to be completed on time and paid in full (or a waiver in process) in order for your application to be considered for review.

  • There is a fee for both applications (SOPHAS is $120 for the initial application; UC Berkeley is $80 domestic and $100 international)

  • Late applications will not be considered unless there is a verifiable technical difficulty on the part of the application. The official deadline is December 1, 2013, however we recommend starting early and submitting by early November to compensate for the processing time at SOPHAS. This is simply a recommendation; there will be no penalty for submitting on December 1st.

Online/On-Campus MPH

To apply for the Online/On-Campus MPH Professional Degree Program, visit the program’s website. You will only need to submit an application through the UC Berkeley Graduate Division.

  • There are three admissions periods for the online/on-campus program: Spring, summer, and fall. Consult the application timeline for dates.

Concurrent Degrees and Degrees with Other Institutions

Many of our concurrent degrees with other UC Berkeley schools and departments, and the degrees we offer in conjunction with other institutions, require a specialized application process. If you are interested in applying to one of these programs, please consult their page in the Academics section of this site for more information.

Undergraduate Degree

Undergraduate students in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley can apply to major in public health after completing the lower-division requirements, generally at the end of the sophomore year. Learn more.