Mar 23, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Admissions - PhD in Public Health Sciences

Admissions Requirements:

  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
    • Completion of an MA, MS, MPH or a related master’s degree(s) is preferred.
  • A minimum graduate GPA of 3.2

Admissions Procedures:

The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) at Fort Worth conducts holistic application reviews. Applications are reviewed once they have been completed and verified by SOPHAS. HSC does not offer conditional or provisional admission. All items must be received in order for an application to be reviewed and a decision rendered. 

Admission Decisions:

Applicants will be furnished written notification regarding their admission status by the SPH Office of Admissions. Statements by other Health Science Center personnel concerning the applicant’s admissibility are not valid until confirmed in writing by the Office of Admissions.

Applicants who are admitted to a degree program and plan to enroll are required to submit an Admissions Decision Form By April 15, National Decision Day for Graduate Students.

When an offer of admission has been extended to an international applicant, the Health Science Center at Fort Worth will issue immigration papers for student visas when proof of financial resources have been received and approved by the Health Science Center.

To Apply:

  • Create an account and application via SOPHAS online application portal.
  • Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended.
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives (personal statement). This document should describe your interest in the field of study (degree and concentration) to which you are applying, your career goals, how the program will help you reach those goals and why you chose the HSC School of Public Health to pursue your graduate education.
  • Official GRE Results, Score Report
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. Ideal sources include academic professors, academic advisors and employment/internship supervisors. Physician shadowing letters are not recommended. Letters from friend or relative are never appropriate.
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing Sample or Publication (optional)
  • World Education Service (WES). ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable). 
  • TOEFL language exam is required for international applicants.

For questions about admissions contact,

The admissions process is designed in a manner that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or Veterans of the Vietnam Era status.

Information submitted in the application materials must be complete and correct. Prospective and current students must notify the proper institution officials regarding any changes in the information provided on their application. Falsification or omission of any information on the application documents will void a student’s admission, cancel their enrollment, and/or result in appropriate disciplinary action.

All materials submitted during the application process become the property of the Health Science Center and cannot be returned.

Program Details:

Additional information regarding program descriptions and curriculum can be found on the PhD in Public Health Sciences home page.