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3-2 MPH Program Applicants

The 3-2 program allows Washington University undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences to earn an undergraduate degree and an MPH in a total of five years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must complete all distribution and major requirements by the end of junior year.
  • Applicants must have elective credits available to be used as MPH course credit during senior year (first year of the MPH program).
  • Applicants should apply early in the spring of their junior year so that fall coursework can be considered. Unofficial transcripts must include completed fall semester coursework. Applications should be submitted by March 1 of junior year.

Applicants to the 3-2 program must create an account and apply through SOPHAS – The Centralized Application Service for Public Health – SOPHAS Express portal, where they will submit all required materials.

Click on each type of required material to learn more:

SOPHAS Express Application

The Brown School requires MPH applicants to apply through SOPHAS – The Centralized Application Service for Public Health. 3-2 applicants must apply through SOPHAS Express, a condensed version of the SOPHAS application available exclusively to current Washington University students applying for select programs.

SOPHAS Express requires a $50 application fee to be submitted with the application. Applicants are encouraged to review SOPHAS Express Instructions before beginning their application.

To create and access an application in SOPHAS Express, complete the following:

  • Create your account at SOPHAS Express
  • Log into your account and Filter by Institution; select Washington University in St. Louis Brown School Public Health Programs
  • Select MPH – Public Health 3-2 Program
  • Select I am Done, Review My Selections
  • Select Continue to My Application
  • Complete all sections of the application and provide all supporting documents


Provide unofficial transcripts (student issued, electronic or scanned copies) that include all completed and in progress undergraduate coursework. Upload unofficial transcripts in the “Documents” section.

You must also report your academic history in the appropriate section of the application.

Personal Statement

Submit an essay that discusses significant factors influencing your decision to pursue the 3-2 program and how the MPH will benefit your educational and professional goals. Your personal statement should be approximately two pages, single-spaced. Upload your statement in the “Documents” section.

Resume or CV

Provide a resume highlighting all leadership and service experiences such as internships, volunteer work, work with health or social service organizations, study-abroad, service learning courses, etc. Upload in the “Documents” section.

Video Interview

The Brown School requires applicants to the MSW, MPH and MSP programs to complete a video interview for admission consideration. After submitting the MPH application through SOPHAS Express, you will receive an email invitation to create your Washington University Graduate Admissions Portal account to view your application checklist. A personalized link to the online video interview platform, Kira Talent, will be available in your checklist. Learn more about the process here.

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation supporting your application are required. You will provide reference information in the "Program Materials" section, under "Recommendations," to initiate the recommendation requests. More information about the recommendation process is available on the SOPHAS Express Applicant Help Center.

Certificate for 3-2 Program Eligibility Form

Applicants must complete the Certification for 3-2 Program Eligibility form to include signatures from your undergraduate advisor(s) and Jennifer Romney, Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences; this form must be submitted with the MPH application. Upload in the “Documents” section using the “Program Form” option.

Standardized Test Scores

A standardized test score is not required, and will not be considered in the admission process.

For additional information about the 3-2 MPH program, click here.