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Frequently Asked Questions

for Current and Future Students


If you have searched our website and are still not finding the answers to your questions, please let us know. We're here to help you through the process of starting, succeeding in, and completing your graduate program.

You can e-mail us at ColoradoSPH.Admissions@ucdenver.edu​ or call 303.724.4613.


​FAQs for Prospective Students

 When is my application due?

Each program requires a different application deadline, please review the application requirem​ents page - visit http://publichealth.ucdenver.edu/admissions​ for details​​​​​​.​13

 Who do I contact for assistance?

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for assistance with admissions, courses, registration and general advising - ColoradoSPH.StudentAffairs@ucdenver.edu or 303.724.4613.​14

 Is the GRE required?

​If you are applying for the MPH or DrPH program, the GRE is not required as part of your admission and is optional. Applicants to the ColoradoSPH MPH and DrPH programs may include GRE scores as a part of their application if they feel their scores will strengthen their application. Applicants who choose not to submit standardized test scores will not be penalized in the application review process. ​15

 I sent my transcripts to SOPHAS, but just received an email that they are missing.

Please confirm with your Registrar’s Office that your transcript was sent to SOPHAS (either by mail or electronically). Account for the time it will take for your transcript to arrive and for SOPHAS to process (up to 7 business days). More detailed information about sending transcripts to SOPHAS can be found in the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center, accessible through the question mark icon in your application tool bar. ​​1

 What types of assistantships are available with ColoradoSPH?

There are various assistantships (research, teaching, graduate) available through ColoradoSPH; the types of assistantships and how you go about obtaining them vary from campus to campus. ​2

 Does ColoradoSPH offer application fee waivers?

No, but SOPHAS does offer fee waivers. More information is available here​.​​3

 How long will it take for my application to be reviewed?

MPH applications typically start getting reviewed one or two weeks after the preferred deadline of January 15th, and then on a rolling basis. Once your application is complete and verified within SOPHAS, you usually receive a decision within 3 weeks or so. If you feel it is taking too long, please contact us at ColoradoSPH.admissions@ucdenver.edu​

MS, PhD, and DrPH application review usually takes several weeks. 

Certificate applications are reviewed approximately 1 week after the deadline. You should receive a decision 2 – 3 weeks after.  
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 Are the certificates eligible for Financial Aid?

At this time Public Health Sciences, Global Public Health, Maternal and Child Health, Latino Health, Population Mental Health & Wellbeing, Public Health Preparedness & Disaster Response, and Total Worker Health are eligible. 

Applied Biostatistics, Health Analytics & Data Analytics, and American Indian & Alaskan Native Health are not yet eligible.

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 What is the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score?

75 is the minimum TOEFL score. 6.5 is the minimum IELTS score. 

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 How do I know when classes start or when add/drop ends?

The Academic Calendar can be accessed on this Student Resource webpage. ​​7

 I am interested in visiting campus. How do I set this up?

We have scheduled events posted on our Visit Our Campuses webpage. If you would like to set up an appointment for a different date, please contact us at ColoradoSPH.admissions@ucdenver.edu​8

 When is my application due?

Visit our How to Apply webpage​ and choose your degree program to find your deadline.9

 Is there a supplemental application in addition to the SOPHAS application?

No.​10

 Can I defer admission?

Deferments are typically only offered for medical or military reasons. If you have an extenuating circumstance that you believe should be considered, please contact the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs. ​11

 How can I submit a final undergraduate transcript with my application if I will not graduate until spring?

Please submit a transcript now for review; we will ask you to send a degree-bearing transcript once your degree has been conferred. ​12


FAQs for Current & Admitted Students​

 When does my scholarship get credited to my account?

Your scholarship will be credited to your account after the add/drop date. You should calculate your portion of your bill and pay that to avoid any late fees.​3

 Who do I contact with questions about my bill?

 Can I audit a ColoradoSPH course?

No. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus does not permit auditing of classes. You can request to take a course for no credit. The appropriate form is available through the Registrar’s Office​5

 As a current or former ColoradoSPH student, how do I order a transcript?

Unofficial transcripts can be viewed in your student portal under Academics, then View Unofficial Transcript. You can order a transcript by clicking on Registration/Records, and then clicking Request a Transcript.6

 How do I know when classes start or when add/drop ends?

The Academic Calendar can be accessed on this Student Resource webpage​7

 When is my application due?

Each program requires a different application deadline, please review the application requirements page - visit http://publichealth.ucdenver.edu/admissions for details​1

 Who do I contact for assistance?

​Please contact the Office of Student Affairs for assistance with admissions, courses, registration and general advising - ColoradoSPH.StudentAffairs@ucdenver.edu or 303.724.4613



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