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Health Policy and Management

DrPH Admissions Requirements

The revised School-wide DrPH program is a part-time program, designed for students working full-time who have completed master's level training prior to starting the doctoral program.

Classes are offered online and in condensed institute formats in January, June and November.  Full-time enrollment is considered on a case-by-case basis only; those interested in enrolling full-time are strongly encouraged to speak with the program well in advance of the application deadline to determine their eligibility.

In addition to standard School application materials, all applicants to the DrPH program must possess the following:

  1. MPH or equivalent degree*
  2. A minimum of 3 years of relevant public health work experience
  3. Prerequisite courses noted below

* Equivalent masters degrees that would be applicable to those applying to the Concentration in Health Policy and Management would include: Master of Health Administration (MHA), Master of Health Science (MHS) with a focus in health policy or health administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in health administration, Master of Science (ScM) with a focus in health administration.  Questions about applicability of a prior masters degree towards this requirement should be directed to the program office.

Prerequisite courses for the School-wide DrPH Program

The courses listed below should be taken during a prior MPH program (or relevant health-focused graduate program), in order to provide academic foundation for the DrPH program.   If students have not taken these courses or equivalent ones during their MPH (or other relevant graduate program), then they will be required to take them during the DrPH program, in addition to the minimum 64 credits required for the DrPH.

When students apply to the DrPH program, their prior coursework will be reviewed and considered for applicability towards program prerequisites. Admitted students will be informed which prerequisite courses (if any) are not met, and will need to be taken in addition to the DrPH requirements.

GRE/GMAT Requirements

Scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) less than five years old are required for all applicants regardless of academic or professional background. 

Application Deadline

DrPH applications to the Department of Health Policy and Management will be processed through the Schools of Public Health Application Services (SOPHAS). The application deadline is December 1st.

Financial Aid and Tuition

Students enrolled in the DrPH program finance their graduate studies through a variety of funding options. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information on loans or federal aid.  Browse multiple funding resources through Funding Opportunities database.

At this time, the School-wide DrPH Program Office does not provide any financial assistance to students enrolled in the DrPH program on either a full-or part-time basis.