Graduate Admissions

To apply for the MPH program:

  1. Applicants should review the admission requirements outlined in the WVU Graduate Catalog. Links are available on each of the program pages.
  2. Applicants must apply via the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).

For the SOPHAS Application, applicants must submit:

  • A statement of purpose and objectives
  • Three letters of reference
  • A current resume/curriculum vitae
  • All university transcripts (SOPHAS requires original transcripts from ALL U.S. institutions attended, even study abroad)
  • WVU requires international students to submit TOEFL scores 
  • Please note: The GRE requirement has been removed for the current application cycle. However, should you choose to submit your official GRE test scores, use WVU School of Public Health SOPHAS GRE code: 0157

In addition:

  • Submit your SOPHAS application as soon as possible. Do not wait for SOPHAS to receive transcripts, recommendations or test scores.
  • Allow up to four weeks for SOPHAS to verify grades and process your application.
  • Applications that are complete will be reviewed by the department. Students who are accepted will receive correspondence from the WVU School of Public Health regarding next steps, including instructions to complete a secondary application. 

Please Note: There are both SOPHAS and WVU application fees. (Please keep in mind, you will not submit the WVU application until advised by the WVU School of Public Health admissions team). 

To apply for the MHA or PhD programs:

  1. Applicants should review the admission requirements for the specific program in which they are interested. These are outlined in the WVU Graduate Catalog. Links are available on each of the program pages.
  2. Applicants must apply via the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) or the Health Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS).
  3. Upon acceptance from SOPHAS or HAMPCAS, applicants must submit a WVU Graduate Application.

For the SOPHAS application or HAMPCAS application, applicants must submit:

  • A statement of purpose and objectives
  • Three letters of reference
  • A current resume/curriculum vitae
  • All university transcripts (SOPHAS/HAMPCAS requires original transcripts from ALL U.S. institutions attended, even study abroad)
  • WVU requires international students to submit TOEFL scores 
  • Please note: The GRE requirement has been removed for the current application cycle. However, should you choose to submit your official GRE test scores, use WVU School of Public Health SOPHAS GRE code: 0157

In addition:

  • Submit as soon as possible. Do not wait for SOPHAS/HAMPCAS to receive transcripts, recommendations or test scores.
  • Allow up to four weeks for SOPHAS/HAMPCAS to verify grades and process your application.
  • Applications that are complete will be reviewed by the department. Students will receive correspondence from the WVU School of Public Health regarding their acceptance and instructions to complete the WVU Graduate application.

PhD applicants only:

  • The application for the PhD program for the fall 2023 semester will open on SOPHAS mid-August. Deadline to submit the completed SOPHAS application is 5:00 pm (EST) December 15.

For the WVU Graduate Application:

  • All application information submitted to SOPHAS will be transferred directly to WVU Admissions. Upon acceptance from SOPHAS, you only need to submit a WVU Graduate Application and pay the WVU application fee. 
  • WVU requires international students to submit English proficiency scores. Minimum score requirements are as follows:  
    • Academic IELTS: 6.5 
    • TOEFL iBT: 79 (WVU accepts MyBest scores)
    • PTE Academic: 53
    • Duolingo English Test: 105

Please Note: There are both SOPHAS and WVU application fees.

To apply for the MS or certificate programs:

  1. Applicants should review the admission requirements for the specific program in which they are interested. These are outlined in the WVU Catalog. Links are available on each of the program pages.
  2. Applicants must submit a WVU Graduate Application.

For the WVU Graduate Application:

  • Please refer to the admissions guidelines for each program in the WVU Graduate Catalog to ensure you submit a completed application.
  • For programs requiring official GRE scores, use WVU School of Public Health college code: 5904. Please note: the GRE code for the SOPHAS application is different!
  • WVU requires international students to submit TOEFL scores