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Admission Requirements

DEADLINE: December 15

Applicants to the DPH Program must apply through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for schools of public health.

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

  • GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • CV/Resume indicating at least three years of prior relevant teaching, research or programmatic work experience.

  • A personal statement

  • 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): One course in toxicology; at least two courses in either occupational safety and health or environmental sciences; plus one course in public, environmental or occupational health law or policy.

  • 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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