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Admission Requirements

DEADLINE: December 15

All applicants must submit a completed application through SOPHAS which includes:

  • GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least 1 should be an academic reference)
  • CV/Resume indicating at least three years of prior relevant teaching, research or programmatic work experience.
  • A personal statement (up to 1500 words)
  • Completion of a Masters of Public Health degree. Applicants with a Masters or higher level degree in another discipline will need to take five core Masters level public health courses. If accepted to the DPH program, three courses must be completed prior to enrollment and the remaining two within the first year of matriculation:

    1) Biostatistics; 
    2) Epidemiology;
    3) Environmental Health;
    4) Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health and;
    5) Health Policy and Management
Track-specific additional requirements:
  • Community, Society and Health (CSH): At least three Masters-level courses in social dimensions of health and two quantitative research courses (e.g., Biostatistics and Epidemiology).
  • Epidemiology (EPI): At least three Masters' level quantitative research courses (e.g. biostatistics, epidemiology and research methods), preferably with grades of A- or better.
  • Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH):At least three courses in either occupational health and safety or environmental sciences; plus one course in health law or policy related to the environment, the workplace, or sustainability.
  • Health Policy and Management (HPM): One course in health care systems, management, or administration; one course in health policy; one social science course in a cognate-related field, such as economics, sociology or political science.

Those in the Concentration in Public Health Nutrition must be a Registered Dietician (RD) or have completed the didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE).

The Maternal, Child, Reproductive and Sexual Health (MCRSH) Concentration is open to students in any specialization track who have prior graduate training in MCRSH.


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