Transfer Applicants

Transfer students apply by completing the UW Bothell new student application and selecting Health Studies as their intended major.

Internal UW Bothell Applicants 

Current UW Bothell Students apply by completing the Health Studies Internal Student Application. You must also upload a Personal Statement and copies of your unofficial transcripts to the application. The Personal Statement prompt is included in the application. A signed paper Change of Major form is no longer required, please check the box on the online application consenting to have your major changed if admitted.

Application Timelines and Priority Deadlines

Health Studies admits fall, winter, and spring quarters. Application review starts at least two quarters prior to the intended start quarter and will close when the major is full. 

Spring 2018 Closed
Fall 2018 May 1, 2018

Admissions Review

Entry into the major is competitive. A holistic admissions review assesses the following areas: completion of the required and preferred admission requirements, GPA, grade trend, evidence of a background and/or interest in public health, and a well-composed and developed personal statement.  The Personal Statement should cover:

  • The main reasons for choosing the Health Studies degree program
  • Personal and professional goals as they relate to health
  • Relevant experience that has influenced your desire for a Health Studies degree

Limited Enrollment

Eligibility for admission to Health Studies does not ensure acceptance into the major. Due to volume of applications, we are unable to accept all interested students. In these situations, the most highly qualified students will be selected up to the enrollment limits in the specific programs.

To Learn More

Current UW Bothell students who are interested in the Health Studies major should contact the First Year and Pre-Major Program (formerly CUSP) for more information.

Transfer applicants who would like to learn more about Health Studies should contact an Admissions Advisor. Admissions Advisors will explain more about the major and the application process.

In addition, Information Sessions presented by the program are held throughout the year. Be sure to check the calendar for an Information Session.