Thank you for your interest in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. We look forward to working with you throughout the application process and are happy to answer your questions.
COPH uses the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) www.sophas.org for applications to all programs, except for the MHA program which uses either SOPHAS or HAMPCAS. All applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications through SOPHAS prior to the stated application deadline to ensure timely delivery of your application to COPH for review. This includes submitting all transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, and CV/resumes directly to SOPHAS prior to stated deadlines. Applicants may take tests such as the GRE up to application deadlines but not after to qualify for review.
Applicants should check the SOPHAS or HAMPCAS portal periodically to ensure that all required documents have been received by SOPHAS or HAMPCAS, and that the completed application has been forwarded to COPH for review. Please note that it can take SOPHAS or HAMPCAS up to 3-4 weeks to process and send your application to the COPH.
Depending upon the degree program, there are a few items that must be sent directly to COPH as well. See Application and Eligibility Requirements for detailed information. Students who are submitting MCAT scores in lieu of the GRE should email the COPH their AAMC ID number and verification code.
In addition to reviewing the Application and Eligibility Requirements for specific degree programs, international applicants should see the requirements for international students.
Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions or comments about the process.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Angie N. Choi
Director of Admissions
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