Preparing to Apply

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When you dream about changing the world, how do you do it?  How will a degree in public health help you achieve your goals? More specifically, how does earning a degree at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health help you attain that goal?

We understand that finding the “right fit” for graduate studies may be overwhelming since there are so many different schools and programs of public health. That’s where we come in—our admissions team is dedicated to answering any questions you have, as well as helping you navigate the application and admissions process.

As you research graduate programs at Berkeley, here are some tips to consider:

  • Explore the many areas of study we offer. Altogether, we have 43 different programs which include professional (MPH), academic (MA, MS), doctoral (PhD, DrPH), concurrent degrees (MBA/MPH, MSW/MPH, MJ/MPH, MPP/MPH, MCP/MPH), and an interdisciplinary online MPH degree. Under each program section within the areas of study section, you will find important information about the curriculum, admit stats, program-specific qualifications, and employment opportunities post-graduation.
  • See what it’s like to be a UC Berkeley School of Public Health graduate student. Listen to student testimonials and learn about why they chose to come to Berkeley. Get in touch with GRADS coordinators/ambassadors to ask questions about their student experience and/or any advice they have for applying.
  • Become familiar with the Berkeley Difference; learn more about Berkeley’s contributions to public health, our commitment to diversity, and how we equip our students with leadership and practical skills to tackle the world’s most pressing issues.
  • Connect with world-class faculty and learn about their world-renowned research.

Once you’re ready to apply, be sure to review both our general School of Public Health admissions requirements, as well as the programmatic requirements (e.g. work experience) for the area of study/degree track you’re interested in. Please note: all requirements must be met at the time of applying.

If you have any questions about any of our degree programs and/or admissions requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us

If you can imagine it, we can help you achieve it.

Define your future at Berkeley.