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Admissions Information

Applications for the 2018 DrPH cohort will open in August 2017. Deadline for applications is Friday, December 1, 2017 for June 2018 start in the DrPH program.

Applications are processed through the Schools of Public Health Application Services (SOPHAS).


In addition to standard School application materials, DrPH applicants should also possess:

* Please see the prerequisite section of this website for a listing of courses. Students who have not completed an MPH, or similar health-related master's program may need to take additional coursework prior to, or concurrent with the 64 credits in the DrPH curriculum, in order to meet these requirements.

All of the factors listed above will be carefully considered in the admissions process, with special emphasis on applicants’ practice experience and promise as a public health leader.

Please note - students should identify their choice of program concentration when applying for the DrPH in SOPHAS. If a customized program is preferred, an applicant should describe the particular academic interests that they intend to study in their program. A separate question in the admissions form asks applicants to the customized program to describe their proposed program of study.

Visit the Admissions Office to learn about the online application process.


As students within a part-time program, DrPH students will pay per credit. The current per credit tuition rate for Academic Year 2017-2018 is US $1,091*. This would be an approximate tuition cost of $70,000  for the program (for a minimum of 64 credits). Additional information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the School's site

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. Financial Aid also provides information regarding cost of attendance.

At this time, there are a limited number of fellowships for the School-wide DrPH Program available through the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. Interested students must apply for both the DrPH program and the Fellowship (two separate applications) by December 1, 2017 in order to be considered for funding beginning in 2018. For further details regarding eligibility and application process please visit the Bloomberg Fellows application page. For the first year only, students already matriculated into the first year of the redesigned School-wide DrPH program (2017 program start) are eligible to apply for the Bloomberg Doctoral Fellows Program. If selected, these students will receive financial support on a pro rata basis, reflecting the credits that they still have to take during the program.

*Tuition rates for the following academic year are reassessed and approved each spring.

State-specific Information for Online Students

Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.