International Students



The University of Memphis believes that the presence of international students on campus enriches the educational environment for all. Come join us to pursue your degree!


Why University of Memphis School of Public Health?

In national and county health rankings, Memphis ranks poorly for overall health outcomes and health risk behaviors. Although Shelby County ranks reasonably well for good availability of quality healthcare, this is in stark contrast with the poor and inequitable health status in many parts of the community. As a metropolitan research university, the University of Memphis is dedicated to generating new knowledge and best practices with recognition that we seek to provide practical solutions to the problems that impact the community we serve. We provide numerous experiences for our students to increase their capacity for engagement and service. Our academic degree programs enjoy strong relationships with the Shelby County Health Department and overall healthcare community. An emphasis on the cultural competence of our students is central to our training, and we support one of the first nationally accredited training programs for health care interpreters. Through our advisory councils and external community members participating in school activities, we continue to enhance our public relations and networking between the School of Public Health and leaders in business and labor, government, health care, and community-based organizations.


International Student Admissions


Important Information

  1. International Student Orientation is a mandatory program for newly admitted international students designed to facilitate a smooth academic, social, geographic, and professional transition to the University of Memphis. More information will be sent to you about orientation after you have been accepted to the University of Memphis.
  2. Please use this link when submitting your WES evaluation directly to SOPHAS. If you have your WES sent to the University of Memphis, this will slow down your admissions process. Transcripts evaluated by a member of the NACES.org website may also slow down the review process of your application. 
  3. Incoming students from countries identified by the CDC as high-risk for tuberculosis exposure will be required to have testing done at the University of Memphis Student Health Center upon arrival on campus. The test is available at the Health Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at a cost of $30.
    1. Click to view UofM's TB requirements
    2. Click to schedule an appointment with the Health Center
  4. To begin the OPT and/or CPT processes, review the dedicated University of Memphis International Student Services pages. To apply for CPT, use the University of Memphis CPT Application Form and reference the School of Public Health Academic Services Coordinator Shirl Sharpe at ssharpe@memphis.edu for the faculty signature and recommendation.
  5. The University of Memphis has a dedicated team that oversees International Student Services (ISS) equipped with countless resources for you as an international student.
  6. Browse the many different Registered Student Organizations to find one or multiple that are right for you!


Contact Us

For frequently asked questions, please visit the International Student Services FAQ

Briana McNeil, M.Ed
Coordinator, Recruitment and Admissions 

Shirl Sharpe, MS
Academic Services Coordinator II