Master of Science in Community Health and Social Justice


The Master of Science in Community Health and Social Justice seeks a talented and diverse student body that embodies a wide range of identities and experiences 


Entry Quarter  Application Dates
Fall 2023 Applications are scheduled to open late  January or early February 2023
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Admission requirements

*Applicants may apply with their bachelor's degree in progress.
**Applicants not meeting the  GPA requirement are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The GRE is not required for admission.

Application materials

  • UW Graduate School application
  • Statement of purpose 

Statement of purpose instructions

For your statement of purpose, please answer both prompts. The answer to each prompt should be a maximum of 500 words (double spaced). 

For reference when preparing to compose your statement of purpose, you can review the program's definition of Social Justice, how community health and social justice are related and how we promote the two with examples. Additionally, the program learning objectives are available to review.

  1. How do your past experiences (academic, professional, and/or personal) connect with our program learning objectives and emphasize your commitment to social justice and community health? 
  2. Share a social justice perspective you bring or wish to learn from the program to help us understand you better; perhaps related to a community you belong to, your family or your cultural background. 

Application fee waiver

Applicants who have financial need and those who participate in the McNairs Scholars or PPIA Fellows programs may be eligible for an application fee waiver from the UW Graduate School. See the UW Graduate School fee waiver policy and application.

"We work together to center community and to build power for health justice and racial equity so that communities can thrive. Join us!"
Nora Kenworthy, PhD (she/her)
Associate Professor