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Applying to the Master of Public Health program


Submitting step one will generate login credentials required to continue applying to the Master of Public Health. Please note it will take up to two business days for the username and temporary password to be generated.


Applicants should use login credentials from step one to continue and submit their application to the Master of Public Health.

Master of Public Health

Public health is a transdisciplinary field focused on the promotion of community and environmental health, and the prevention of disease and injury to assure optimal health outcomes with an emphasis on serving marginalized populations. The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is a professional degree that prepares students as practitioners who are responsive to contemporary challenges in public health at local, regional, national and global levels. M.P.H. graduates are proficient in the best practices of design, planning, and implementation of health research, programs, and services. Learn more about Puget Sound's M.P.H. program.

How to Apply

To apply to the Master of Public Education, please submit:

For applicants who completed their undergraduate degree outside of the United States, the following additional steps should be completed for admissions:

  • Official college or university transcripts should be forwarded directly from the institution(s) attended to the Puget Sound Office of Admission. We are unable to take action on copies of transcripts or certificates issued to the applicant. Transcripts must be translated into English. If possible, please also send a copy of your transcript in its original language. (If you have class syllabi or course outlines, they can be helpful in evaluating your transcript for credit.)
  • English Proficiency: English proficiency must be established if you have attended a college or university where English is NOT the language of instruction. You can establish proof of proficiency by submitting the official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test. A minimum score of 85 on the TOEFL IBT, 6.5 on the IELTS, or 105 on the Duolingo English Test is recommended.


Applications for admission to the program for fall 2021 received by Feb. 26, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted on an ongoing, space-available basis after the priority consideration date.

What We Look For

A candidacy decision will be based on the M.P.H. program admission committee's assessment of the applicant's potential as a professional. The indicators upon which this judgment is based are drawn from the submitted application materials, and may include consideration of previous professional experiences, success in previous relevant college level course work, and written and oral communication skills.

Cost and Aid

All graduate students are charged tuition at a per unit rate. Learn more at the Master of Public Health website.

Student Financial Services staff members are available to discuss financing options for the total cost of the M.P.H. program. Financial aid available to graduate students is composed of federal loans. For information about eligibility, please contact Student Financial Services.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding applying to Puget Sound, please contact the Office of Admission at 253.879.3211 or send an email to

Program questions may be directed to Dr. Cara Frankenfeld, director of the M.P.H. program, at

For information regarding financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services at 253.879.3214 or send an email to

Application Deadlines

Applications received by Feb. 26, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

Applications will continue to be accepted on an ongoing, space-available basis after the priority consideration date.