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). Make sure you are listing UTC as a score recipient. 
    • 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 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 MPH application here.
    • Make sure to indicate full-time or part-time option.

  5. Submit your online applications 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

1. Early Admission Deadline (March 1st)

On March 15th, we will begin an initial review of completed applications for early admissions to the MPH program.

  • At this time, applicants whose undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation and personal statement indicate that they are likely to make a positive contribution to the program and to the field of public health will be accepted as degree-seeking students. The MPH admissions committee reserves the right to interview applicants (i.e., via Skype or phone) on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Accepted 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, the position becomes vacant and the next candidate, in order of rank, will be notified.
  • If there are more qualified applicants than openings, 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.

2. Rolling Admissions (after March 1st)

After the early admissions deadline, applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis until the incoming cohort is full.

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