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Application Notes

  • Applicants to the MD/MPH Track will find information on how to apply in the track description.
  • Concurrent Degree Programs should review application instructions in the track description before beginning an application.
  • The University of Washington does not participate in SOPHAS.

Application Deadline

All materials must be uploaded by December 1, including test scores. Applicants can start an application, save it, and return to complete.  Applicants are responsible for tracking the receipt of their application materials

Application Instructions

A link to the application portal is to the right. The below  step-by-step instructions will guide you through the application process.

  • Create an applicant profile (under New Applicants) at

  • Choose the graduate program and track you are applying to. It will begin with "Global Health -".

  • Report prior schools.

  • Submit unofficial transcripts. Upload unofficial electronic transcripts from each college and/or university attended into the online application. Hard copies of official transcripts will be requested by the Graduate School if offered admission.

  • Respond to the questions in supplemental information (as appropriate).

  • Submit a statement of purpose. Applicants should clearly articulate their professional vision and values, why they think the University of Washington/Department of Global Health is a good fit, and how they plan to integrate global health research or practice in to their career. Maximum TWO pages in length. 

  • Submit a personal history statement. Describe how experiences within your personal history (family, educational, cultural, and economic background) have influenced your intellectual development, interests, career plans, and goals. Maximum ONE page in length.

  • Submit a resume or vitae. This should be a clear overview of your experience and qualifications to date. Please make sure to indicate the month and year for past employment and time spent abroad.  

  • Designate recommendations. Designate three recommenders only. Once recommenders have been designated, they will be contacted by email and asked to fill out a recommendation form that will be submitted to the program electronically. Applicants will be notified if a recommender declines. Please note! It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure recommenders submit their recommendations. Suggested categories for recommenders include:

    • At least one individual who knows your academic work

    • At least one individual who knows your professional work

    • At least one individual who can speak to your future in global health

    • If appropriate, please include a UW faculty member or anyone known by UW faculty if they also fit one of the categories above.

  • Report test scores to the University of Washington (institution code 4854, no department code is needed). Please note! Only applicants with a PhD, JD, DDS, MD or other doctoral-level degree from an accredited United States school are exempt from this requirement. Enter the test or expected test date or list the doctoral-level degree and U.S. school.  No waivers of test scores are granted. Score reports must be received by December 1.

    • For General and LPM Track applicants: GRE general test scores are required; subject tests are not required.

    • For HME and MD/MPH Track applicants: MCAT or GRE scores are required.

    • For JD-MPH concurrent applicants: LSAT or GRE scores are required. 

  • Show Proficiency in English. Every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency. Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following four ways:

    • A bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or from an institution in Australia, the Bahamas, Canada, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, or the United Kingdom. While enrolled at the degree-granting school, the student must be in residence on campus.

    • Official documentation from the applicant’s undergraduate degree-granting institution (if the institution is in a country other than those listed in #1 above) verifying that all instruction is in English. The undergraduate degree must be equivalent to a US bachelor’s degree. Documentation must be presented to the Graduate School.

    • Report of official English language test score; reports must be received by December 1.

  • Pay fee and submit application.