Application Process

Applying for admission to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control involves the following steps: 

  1. Prepare for and successfully complete the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
    • Have your GRE scores sent to UTC (GRE code number 1831).
    • Please keep in mind that it can take 3-6 weeks for formal test results to be received by the UTC Graduate School.

  2. Check to make sure you meet the Prerequisites and that you have prepared all necessary Admission Materials.

  3. Complete the application process for the UTC Graduate School.
    • Access the link for the 2019 fall Graduate School application here. This will include a payment of $35 non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants or $40 for international applicants. 

  4. Complete the application process for the UTC MPH program.
    • Access the link for the 2019 fall MPH program applicaion here

  5. Submit your online application after completing all of the required portions.

Checking on your Application

Make sure to allow sufficient time before the admissions deadline for your materials to arrive and be processed at UTC. This includes time for your transcripts to be officially sent and your GRE scores to be transmitted. A general best-practice is to plan on having all of your application complete by middle of February if possible. You can check the completion status of your application through the online application system. If you need more detail or have questions about any element to the UTC graduate school application, please contact Jessica Dickerson

For international applicants, please contact Lora Cook.

Admission to the MPH program

Beginning March 1st, completed applications will be reviewed by the MPH admissions committee.

  • Applicants whose undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation and personal statement indicate that they are likely to successfully complete and make a positive contribution to the program and to the field of public health are accepted as degree-seeking students.
  • Once an applicant becomes a candidate for admission, the candidates will be asked to reply within two weeks of their notification on whether they plan to enroll in the program.
  • If a candidate does not reply, or declines the invitation, that position becomes vacant and the next candidate, in order of rank, will be notified.
  • If there are more qualified applicants than there are available openings in the program, only the top applicants will be accepted.
  • Applicants may also be put on a waiting list. If a spot becomes available after being placed on the waiting list, then the candidate will be notified of the offer and will have one week to reply.
  • Candidates not accepted into the MPH will receive written notification from the UTC Graduate School.
  • The MPH admissions committee may wish to interview applicants (i.e., via Skype or phone) on a case-by-case basis. 

If you have any questions about the MPH program application, please contact the MPH Program Coordinator at

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