For undergraduate admission, fill out an online application.
For the MSW, MS in CPP, MS in ABA or PhD in Social Work, fill out an online application.
For the MPH, MSPH, MS in BSDP MHA, EMHA or PhD in Public Health Studies, submit an application directly to SLU at graduate.slu.edu or through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS)
MHA or EMHA applications may also be submitted to the Healthcare Administration, Management & Policy Centralized Application Service (HAMPCAS) in addition to the SLU and SOPHAS options listed above.
HAMPCAS does not process applications for the summer term (fall and spring only). EMHA applicants applying for the summer term must apply directly to SLU or through SOPHAS.
Dual Degree Admission
Applicants of any of our dual degree programs (i.e., the dual degree programs with medicine, law, social work, nursing, business or nutrition and dietetics) must apply to the non-College for Public Health & Social Justice college/school or program separately.
Application Deadlines for Masters and Doctoral Applicants
Master Degree Programs in public health (MPH, MS, PhD), health administration (MHA): Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Priority funding consideration is given to applications submitted by March 1.
Master Degree Programs in social work (MSW) and applied behavior analysis (MS): March 1 for funding consideration; August 1 final deadline.
Doctoral Programs (PhD): January 15 priority deadline for funding consideration.
Master Degree Programs in social work (MSW): October 1; final deadline is December 15.
Application Requirements for Masters and Doctoral Applicants:
If you are applying through SOPHAS or HAMPCAS you will not need to send any documents directly to SLU, send them all directly to those services.
- A report of your GRE, GMAT, MCAT or LSAT scores (The test requirement is only waived for applicants with a doctoral degree from a U.S. university or for physicians with a license to practice medicine in the U.S. or who have, at a minimum, been accepted in to a residency program)
- Official transcripts from all academic work beyond secondary level
- A 1-2 page double-spaced essay describing your interests in the field, your career goals and objectives, and how the planned degree will benefit you (if applying for the PhD program please include a detailed description of your research interests so we can determine if we have a suitable faculty mentor for you)
- A copy of your resume or curriculum vitae including all your current contact information
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to write about your potential success in a graduate program. If you are currently a student or a recent graduate, at least one letter must be from one of your professors, preferably two or all three. If you have been out of school for a while, we strongly recommend that you attempt to get at least one academic reference letter.
The application requirements may vary for each academic degree program.
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