FAQ

When do classes meet?

Classes meet twice a month for 2 academic years (August through June). Classes are scheduled on Fridays from 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. See the class calendar

When is the deadline for applying to the program?

The application priority review deadline for the EMPH Program is February 1. However, our rolling admissions policy allows us to accept applications beyond this date. Early applications are encouraged due to the competitive application pool and limited classroom space.

How many students are in the class?

Each class has approximately 20-30 students.

Where do classes meet?

All classes are held at the UCLA School of Public Health Main Campus.

How much is tuition?

UCLA establishes annual tuition fees for the following year. Tuition for 2019/2020 is $32,706. This amount covers the cost of registration and class materials, excluding textbooks. Please call the program office to find out current year's tuition.

Is financial aid available?

Stafford loans are available to cover the full amount of the tuition. Visit the UCLA Financial Aid website for more information.

What are the requirements for admission?

Three years of professional experience; acceptable Bachelor's degree with a "B" (3.0) average in upper division coursework and/or prior graduate study; satisfactory performance on a recent (within the last five years) Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

How many years of work experience do I need?

Three years of professional experience or the full-time equivalent.

How do I apply for the program?

First, review the application checklist. To apply to the UCLA EMPH Program, you must submit an application to the UCLA Graduate Admissions, www.gdnet.ucla.edu. EMPH applicants do NOT need to submit a SOPHAS application. Please note that all application materials must be submitted before your application packet is considered complete.

Can I waive the GRE?

In some cases, individuals who have taken prior graduate entrance exams may waive the GRE requirement. Please contact the programming officer at emph@ucla.edu. Note: Applicants should be aware that if their formal request for a waiver is denied, full review of their application, and a final decision, may be delayed until the official GRE test score has been submitted.