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Admissions Process

Each year, thousands of qualified people apply for admission to the TUC Joint MSPAS/MPH Program, and each fall, less than 50 matriculate. Be sure you have followed all requirements, and maximize your chances to be one of our matriculants, and future professional peers.


Tuition and Fees

We have prepared an approximate cost of attendance. This is an estimate only, and is subject to change. The office of Financial Aid also has estimates for all Touro University California programs. 


Joint Program Awarded $2.5m in Scholarship Funds

In July 2016, the Touro University California (TUC) Joint MSPAS/MPH Program was awarded a $2.52 million grant through the Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program. This four-year need-based grant provides approximately $630,000 in scholarship funds annually; when fully funded, seven students per class receive annual scholarships of $30,000 each. The SDS program aims to increase the: 1) number of graduates practicing in primary care, 2) enrollment and retention of full-time students from disadvantaged backgrounds including students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, and 3) number of graduates working in medically underserved communities (MUCs).

For program details, please contact Julie Charles or Grace Landel.

Required disclaimer: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T08HP30171 and title "Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students," for $2.52 million over four years. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Application Timeline

How to Apply Step 1

Mid-April: CASPA opens; prospective students can start working on their applications. In 2016, CASPA opened on April 27; this date may vary by year. Note: even though CASPA closes for applications the following March, this deadline is independent of TUC deadlines. Our deadline takes precedence when applying for our program.

How to Apply Step 2

Mid-May: Joint Program begins accepting applications via CASPA. Remember: all required coursework, clinical hours, and the Bachelor's degree must be completed at the time that you apply. If there are any prerequisites that have not been completed, your application will be rejected. "Uncompleted" means that in-process coursework and projected clinical hours do not count.

How to Apply Step 3

Mid-September: Our recommended application submission deadline. According to its own application processing timeline, CASPA will take between four and six weeks to verify your application materials before making them available to us; as all required materials must be submitted and verified by November 1, we advise that you submit your application by September 15.

How to Apply Step 4

November 1: Deadline for your CASPA application to the TUC Joint Program. Beyond this date we will no longer accept verified applications from CASPA. This is the first of two applications you will have to submit. 

How to Apply Step 5

We will verify that you have met the prerequisites. If you meet our basic qualifications, you will be asked to submit a supplemental application, and a processing fee of $50. Meeting the requirements is no guarantee of an interview. You will have 30 days to complete this using the Apply Yourself online system. Do not submit a supplemental application until you are asked to do so.

How to Apply Step 6

Once we receive your supplemental application, we will process it, and contact you if we have decided to offer you an interview. This is the only case in which we will contact you. If it has been approximately a month since your submission and you have heard nothing, you can email Naisha Bible in Admissions to learn your status. 

How to Apply Step 7

Some points to remember:

  • Each year, 10-15% of those who apply are invited to interview; 20-35% of those who interview are offered admission.
  • Admission is offered on a rolling basis - in other words, the class starts filling from the very first interview.
  • Offers of admission can be given within a few weeks of the interview, or months later.