How to Apply to the PhD Program in Health Promotion

Step 1:  Apply to the UGA Graduate School

For detailed information, please see the Graduate School Admissions Requirements (domestic).

  1. Online Graduate School Application and fee ($75 domestic / $100 international)
  2. One unofficial transcript from each institution of higher education attended, except the University of Georgia. University of Georgia transcripts are on file. Official transcripts are not required during the review process and will only be required for applicants who are offered admission. Do not mail official transcripts until offered admission.
  3. Official GRE general test score report sent by testing agency. The UGA institutional code for ETS reporting is 5813.  No departmental code is required.
  4. A statement of purpose. The statement of purpose is your opportunity to communicate to us how this program fits with your career and educational goals. You should also highlight your relevant experience and preparation for this program.
  5. Three letters of recommendation. List the names of recommenders in the fields on page three of the online application along with their e-mail addresses. They will receive a link to access a secure page where they can submit your recommendation quickly and easily via the Web.
  6. Application for Georgia residence status (if claiming legal resident in Georgia).

*International applicants, please see additional requirements.

Once the UGA Graduate School has received your complete application materials, the Department will be notified to log into the Graduate School system to retrieve and review your application. You can check your UGA application status at

Step 2: Apply to the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior

For detailed information, visit the Ph.D. in Health Promotion degree page.

  1. Complete Departmental Application to the Health Promotion and Behavior Ph.D. Program.
  2. Curriculum Vitae or resume (PDF or MS Word format)
  3. Email departmental application materials to [email protected].

Have questions?

We encourage prospective students to reach out to our office for more information about the degree programs in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.