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Admissions FAQs

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For questions regarding the admissions process for the School of Public Health, please contact Shirl Sharpe. For questions regarding the admission process for the Graduate School, please contact Christie Rakestraw.

Generally, all applicants are required to submit a recent GRE score (within the past 5 years). Applicants may be exempt or may substitute other standardized test scores (MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT) for the GRE under special circumstances. Once you decide on a degree program, review the minimum requirements to determine the appropriate standardized test. Keep in mind, test results can take up to five weeks to reach SOPHAS.

Applicants whose native language is not English are expected to have an acceptable score on either the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Test System (IELTS). For more information on the admissions process for international applicants, please visit the Graduate Catalog.

A International students need to contact International Student Services.

The SOPHAS application fee is $135 USD for the first designated school and $50 USD for each additional school. You will also need to apply to the graduate school. The cost for domestic students is $35 and the cost for international students is $60.

A For the most current information regarding tuition, visit the Bursar's Office.

  • Dr. Paul E Fitzgerald, Jr Memorial Scholarship
    • Recipient shall be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of Memphis and be fully admitted to the Graduate Program in Health Administration. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate financial need. The amount of each award shall be a minimum of $500 per year, and students may receive this award for a maximum of two (2) years, based on continued eligibility and funding.
  • Visit the Graduate School Awards and Fellowships page and the Scholarship Office for more opportunities.

Check to make sure you fully completed and submitted both the SOPHAS/HAMPCAS application and Graduate School application. After both applications are fully completed and submitted, applicants typically receive a decision within 4-6 weeks from the School of Public Health.

Please visit the Graduate Catalog.

If positions are available, faculty within SPH will reach out to students according to the resume provided as part of the application process. Graduate assistantships are not guaranteed to all students. For more information on Graduate Assistantships, please visit the Graduate School.