Graduate Admissions Dates and Deadlines

Berkeley Public Health’s on-campus graduate program applications for Fall 2020 open on August 15, 2019.

We recommend that you thoroughly research the requirements for your area of concentration and start your application process early. Make sure that you are aware of all of the general admissions requirements as well as any additional requirements for your area of concentration.

For the on-campus graduate program, Berkeley Public Health accepts applicants for the fall only. We do not accept applications on a rolling basis.

For Berkeley Public Health’s Online MPH program, applicants may apply at various times throughout the year. Visit our Online Admissions section for more information.

Priority Deadline

December 2, 2019

Applicants who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships. This is the recommended deadline for all applicants.

To meet this priority deadline, Berkeley Public Health’s Admissions Office recommends you submit your SOPHAS application in early November. This allows time for SOPHAS to process your application.

We will not penalize you for submitting your application on the last day of the deadline. However, we highly recommend that you submit your application earlier so you can resolve any technical difficulties and/or correct any errors found by SOPHAS (e.g. transcript discrepancies) before our first batch of applications are released for review.

Secondary Deadline

March 2, 2020 (For Select Programs/Degrees Only*)

In the event that select programs/degrees are not full, applications will be accepted until the secondary deadline for the following:

  • Environmental Health Sciences (2-Year MPH)
  • Epidemiology (1-Year MPH)
  • Global Health and Environment (2-Year MPH)
  • Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology (2-Year MPH)
  • Interdisciplinary (1-Year MPH)
  • Public Health Nutrition (1-Year MPH and 2-Year MPH)

*If your program/degree of interest is not listed above, it is not eligible for the secondary deadline. 

Additional Information

No, as long as you originally submitted your application by the deadline, your application will still be eligible for review. When your application is “undelivered,” that means that the SOPHAS verification team noticed some errors in the self-reported course entry portion of your application and/or there are other parts of your application that you need to fix. Address these issues and resubmit your application to SOPHAS as soon as possible so they can complete the verification process. Just make sure you follow their instructions and complete all of the requested tasks in a very timely manner and resubmit your application to SOPHAS. This will not change your original submission date.

No. As long as you have submitted your application by the deadline, it is okay if your application is in queue for verification and gets verified shortly after the deadline. Just be sure to regularly check your application to ensure all of your supplemental materials have arrived. If all of your supplemental materials have not arrived, follow up to make sure they arrive in a timely manner so this submission process does not impact your verification period. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is complete and ready for review. See our Application Requirements page for a complete list of our application requirements.

For admissions information about other degree types, go to the Undergraduate Admissions section or the Online Program Admissions section.

Concurrent Degree Applicants:

Go to the Concurrent Degree Program section for more application information.

Applications are submitted for individual programs. Explore our Program Finder to help determine the best degree program for you before beginning the application process.

Contact Berkeley Public Health’s Admissions Office:
Tel: (510) 643-0881