Welcome to the West Virginia University School of Public Health. Our faculty and staff look forward to your decision to become a public health promoter, researcher, and educator by enrolling in one of our programs.
The WVU School of Public Health offers five disciplines of study: Biostatistics; Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences; Epidemiology; Health Policy, Management and Leadership; Social and Behavioral Sciences. Each department can be explored by clicking on the academics tab at the top of this page.
If you would like to speak with an admissions representative, please e-mail us at WVUMPH@hsc.wvu.edu
or call us at 304-293-2502.
Tuition and Fees
MPH Applicants: (Fall Admissions Only)
If you are ready to apply to West Virginia University School of Public Health, the admissions team is here to assist you. Our MPH Program is CEPH-accredited, and our new School of Public Health is transitioning to be a CEPH-accredited school of public health as well.
WVU participates in the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). All MPH applications must be submitted through SOPHAS.
In addition to the application, applicants must submit to SOPHAS a statement of purpose and objectives, official GRE test scores, three letters of reference, a current resume/curriculum vitae, and all university transcripts. SOPHAS requires original transcripts from ALL U.S. institutions attended! (Including Study Abroad) Please see each Major’s website for additional application requirements.
There is a $120 SOPHAS application fee. Applicants must indicate their first choice of MPH major, and may also indicate a second choice. A maximum of two choices is allowed.
E-submit your application as soon as the applicant entered information is complete. Do NOT wait for SOPHAS to receive transcripts, recommendations or test scores.
Plan Ahead! Allow up to 4 weeks for SOPHAS to verify grades, process, and mail your application to your designated institutions after your documents have been received.
Completed applications will be reviewed and indicated in SOPHAS as accepted or denied. Students will receive an e-mail from the WVU School of Public Health regarding their recommendation for acceptance and instructions to complete the WVU graduate application and pay the $60.00 WVU application fee.
Admission decisions to the West Virginia School of Public Health are conducted in two rounds. Fully completed SOPHAS applications received by April 15 will be considered first. Incomplete applications and new fully completed applications received by June 1 will be considered for those degree programs/concentrations that have openings after the April 15 decisions. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their completed applications by the April 15 deadline in order to be considered during the first round.
Important: When sending GRE scores for consideration for admission to WVU, please use the WVU School of Public Health College GRE code: 0157. This code MUST be used, otherwise your GRE score will not be reported to SOPHAS and your application will be incomplete. Incomplete applications cannot be reviewed for an admissions decision. [Each program at West Virginia University has a specific code]
All other degrees and certificate programs will use the WVU application system.
MS in School Health Education Applicants: (Fall, Spring, and Summer Admissions)
The mission of the MS in School Health Education Program is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to instill in school-age students the information needed to make healthy decisions regarding well-being.
This program is open ONLY to applicants holding a professional teaching certificate/licensure. A copy of your teaching certificate is required for admission.
The PhD in Public Health Sciences
trains future researchers in public health and population sciences. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and analytical skills.
Applied Biostatistics Certificate Applicants: (Fall Admissions Only)
The Applied Biostatistics Certificate is designed for those individuals who lack formal training in biostatistics and would like to gain skills needed to understand and apply standard statistical techniques. It is an online program that is available students at WVU or elsewhere.
Fall Admissions Only: Fully completed applications received by April 15 will be considered first. Incomplete applications and new fully completed applications received by July 1 will be considered second.
Note: At this time the School is not accepting student enrollment as non-degree seeking. To enroll a student must be a degree or certificate seeking student.