Application Procedures

Clinical Science (PhD & MS) Internal Applicants Only
Population Health Sciences (PhD & MS)
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD).

 

Deadline for completed Applications:

Clinical Science for Fall 2017:                       03/01/2017     
Population Health Sciences Fall 2017:          Begin reviewing applications on 01/15/2017
Public Health Fall 2017:                                 03/01/2017
Rehabilitation Sciences 2017:                        02/01/2017    

Application Cycle for 2016-2017 will open on 08/18/2016





Prospective Students Admissions Procedure

External Applicant

Each external applicant for admission to the GSBS must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a SOPHAS application by visiting the following link:

    http://sophas.org/ . Use GRE Code 7012. Please note your application cannot be reviewed without GRE scores (less than 5 years old) and transcripts. Your GRE scores and transcripts must be included in your SOPHAS application for review purposes.

  2. Submit a properly completed UTMB Supplemental Application for Admission. Applicants must apply using the UTMB online application by visiting the Enrollment Services online application page. Please use GRE code 6887. Because you submitted your GRE through SOPHAS you should not need to include it on the UTMB application.

  3. Please note that your application will not be reviewed unless we have received your SOPHAS and UTMB applications.
  4. Submit the appropriate application fees.
  5. In order to expedite the screening of your application, please upload unofficial transcripts and other supporting documents (excluding letters of reference which must be submitted via the online form). If you do not upload these items, the screening of your application for admission decision purposes may be delayed.
  6. Request that an official copy of scores earned on the GRE and, if applicable, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) be submitted to Enrollment Services. Any scores that arrives from any source other than directly from ETS to Enrollment Services are UNOFFICIAL, with no exceptions.

    Candidates for admission to the Graduate School must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent degree and training from an acceptable foreign institution of higher education. An applicant who holds a graduate degree or first professional degree (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., J.D.) from a regionally and programmatically accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent degree and training from an acceptable foreign institution of higher education may be considered on an individual basis even though he or she does not hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent as defined above.

    Final recommendation by the graduate program faculty will be based on competitive evaluation of the qualifications of the applicant plus consideration of the availability of space and resources. Each graduate program has specific requirements, but common factors considered by the admissions committee include the following:

    1. undergraduate overall and upper division grade point average and, if applicable, graduate grade point average and the appropriateness of the curriculum as preparation for graduate study. (There is no minimum required GPA, but a cumulative undergraduate GPA above 3.0 on a 4 point scale is preferred.);
    2. scores on the Graduate Records Examination;
    3. a minimum score on the TOEFL of 550 (paper), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based) or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English;
    4. research or other relevant experience;
    5. letters of reference;
    6. background for and commitment to a career of scholarly endeavor in the field of study;
    7. availability of opportunity for training in the desired field of scholarship;
    8. unique educational, career, or life experiences;
    9. personal statement;
    10. socioeconomic background;
    11. ability to communicate in English

Prospective Students Admissions Procedure

Internal Applicant

Each internal applicant for admission to the GSBS must complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a properly completed UTMB Application for Admission. Applicants must apply using the UTMB online application by visiting the Enrollment Services online application page.

    Please use GRE code 6887.

  2. Submit the appropriate application fees. Please not that your application will not be reviewed unless the application fee is paid.
  3. You must submit official transcripts to the Office of Enrollment Services for the final processing of your application data. Please note that it is mandatory that official transcripts be sent electronically via SPEEDE or other electronic means if your school has this capability. Click here for a listing of these participating schools.
  4. In order to expedite the screening of your application, please upload unofficial transcripts and other supporting documents (excluding letters of reference which must be submitted via the online form). If you do not upload these items, the screening of your application for admission decision purposes may be delayed.
  5. Request that an official copy of scores earned on the GRE and, if applicable, the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) be submitted to Enrollment Services. Any scores that arrives from any source other than directly from ETS to Enrollment Services are UNOFFICIAL, with no exceptions.

    Candidates for admission to the Graduate School must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent degree and training from an acceptable foreign institution of higher education. An applicant who holds a graduate degree or first professional degree (e.g., M.D., D.D.S., J.D.) from a regionally and programmatically accredited college or university in the United States or proof of equivalent degree and training from an acceptable foreign institution of higher education may be considered on an individual basis even though he or she does not hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent as defined above.

    Final recommendation by the graduate program faculty will be based on competitive evaluation of the qualifications of the applicant plus consideration of the availability of space and resources. Each graduate program has specific requirements, but common factors considered by the admissions committee include the following:

    1. undergraduate overall and upper division grade point average and, if applicable, graduate grade point average and the appropriateness of the curriculum as preparation for graduate study. (There is no minimum required GPA, but a cumulative undergraduate GPA above 3.0 on a 4 point scale is preferred.);
    2. scores on the Graduate Records Examination;
    3. a minimum score on the TOEFL of 550 (paper), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based) or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English;
    4. research or other relevant experience;
    5. letters of reference;
    6. background for and commitment to a career of scholarly endeavor in the field of study;
    7. availability of opportunity for training in the desired field of scholarship;
    8. unique educational, career, or life experiences;
    9. personal statement;
    10. socioeconomic background;
    11. ability to communicate in English

 

Internaltional Applicant Information

Effective with the Fall 2012 entry term, applicants from international institutions must use one of the credentialing services approved by UTMB to provide a verification and a course by course evaluation of transcripts in order to be able to be considered for admission to programs at UTMB. Applicants are no longer required to send official transcripts from the issuing institution to UTMB since we are now utilizing these services. The following are the Credentialing Services approved by UTMB:

Foreign Credentials Services of America

1910 Justin Lane
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 459-8428
Email: billpaver@fcsa.biz

Spantran Services

7211 Regency Square Blvd., Suite 205
Houston, TX 77036-3197
(713) 266–8805

World Education Services, Inc.

PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
1 (800) 937–3895 ext. 316
Email: info@wes.org

FAQ:

  1. GRE scores: We ask that your GRE score be competitive, but we look at the application as a whole; personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, GPA, GRE. The higher your GRE score the more competitive your application, but we do not make decisions based solely on the GRE score.
  2. TOEFL: All foreign students must take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. If your degree (BS, BA, or higher) is from a U.S. institution you are not TOEFL liable unless you are an F1 student. F1 students remain TOEFL liable, but if they already have a degree from the U.S. they can ask for a waiver.
  3. Publications: We consider the entire application during the review process, but having publications will strengthen your application.
  4. MPH Experience (for MPH one-year track): The MPH one-year  accelerated track is designed for students with previous public health or clinical experience (2+ years) or a previous graduate degree. The 2-year MPH degree track does not require previous public health experience or a graduate degree. 
  5. Pre-Requisites: No pre-requisites such as courses. A BS or BA degree is required before applying for the MPH or PhD degrees.
  6. Application Requirements: Application with personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, GRE score, TOEFL score when applicable, and official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended.
  7. Graduate Assistantships: A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available for PhD students who are permanent residents or U.S. citizens. However, we do not offer graduate assistantships to master’s students, including those in the Master of Public Health Program.
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