College of Public Health students graduating


Application Codes

GRE Code - 4221

GMAT Code -1837

TOEFL Code -1837

Students applying to the Master of Public Health, the Master of Health Administration, the Doctor of Public Health, the PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the PhD in Gerontology must apply through the Centralized Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). Advantages for the applicant and the programs are numerous, and you are encouraged to visit their site for additional information and updates on the application process. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at or (859) 218-2096.

A special note: The Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, the PhD in Gerontology, and the PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, are all graduate degree programs and require a supplemental application to the University of Kentucky Graduate School. The Doctor of Public Health is a professional degree program, therefore requires an application through SOPHAS only.

To see the specific admission requirements, click the program of interest below.

International Students

Recognizing the educational enrichment that occurs in environments that include a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, the College of Public Health is committed to a diverse student body that includes students from other countries. While the number of international students in each class may vary dependent on the number and quality of the domestic applicant pool, international student applications are welcomed and encouraged.

International students should understand, however, that the college does not commit assistantships prior to matriculation. All College of Public Health students have the opportunity to apply for assistantships as they become available and are announced to continuing and accepted students. In other words, international students should not depend on securing an assistantship through the College in order to meet the requirements of the Financial Certificate for an I-20. Questions about the I-20 should be directed to the Graduate School or the Office of International Affairs.

For information about issues common to international students, please consult the Office of International Affairs.

Official TOEFL or IELTS scores - All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one of these scores directly from the testing service. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 (paper-based) 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. Submitted scores must be no more than two years old.