Application Review

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from September through July.
Review Dates: February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1, July 1

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to the EMPH program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California
    • Cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 (Please contact a program representative to discuss your eligibility if you do not meet this requirement)
    • Three years of professional work experience in any industry

Application Materials:

  • UCLA Graduate Division online application
    • Applicants do NOT need to complete a SOPHAS application
    • Under ‘Plans for Graduate Study’
      • Major = ‘Executive Master of Public Health MPH (Weekend Program)’
      • Apply Term = ‘Fall’
  • Nonrefundable application fee, submitted with application:
    • $135 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents
    • $140 for all other applicants
  • Official copies of transcripts from each institution attended
    • Upload unofficial transcripts to online application to begin review process
    • Mail physical, official transcripts to the EMPH program office (see address below) OR electronic transcripts may be submitted to the EMPH program office ( ONLY if they are sent directly from the university.
  • Statement of purpose
    • Upload to the online application
    • Focus on your professional goals and reasons for pursuing an EMPH. Describe any experience from your career in contributing to the fields of healthcare or public health. Discuss your objectives after you receive your EMPH.
  • Personal statement
    • Upload to the online application
    • Discuss the personal experiences that brought you to apply for an EMPH, focusing on any challenges or barriers that have influenced your decision.
  • Professional Résumé
    • Upload to the online application
    • Résumé should show a minimum of three years of professional experience.
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • Upload to the online application
    • Letters may be from professional or academic sources on letterhead
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)

*We recommend that you notify our office once you have begun the application process. Please email us at, or call 310-267-5600.

Click here for a printable pdf of the Application Checklist

EMPH Program Mailing Address

EMPH Program
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
650 Charles E. Young Drive South, 31-299 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095