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Health Policy and Management

PhD Application Requirements

Applications to the PhD program are considered by a faculty admissions committee which reviews a range of criteria and considers the overall balance of each applicant's qualifications.

A strong undergraduate or previous graduate-level academic record is expected. The personal statement is a central element to the application, as it is an opportunity to explain your commitment to the field of public health, as well as specific program or research interests. Applicants should also include a curriculum vitae (c.v.) or resume.

English Language Proficiency Tests

Most applicants from countries where English is not the official language must submit scores of an English language proficiency test.

To fulfill this requirement, the Bloomberg School will accept scores from either

Click here to view HPM English Language Waiver Policy

Minimum scores needed for admission:

  • TOEFL paper-based version: 600
  • TOEFL iBT version: 100
  • IELTS: 7

Please note: if you're required to take an English language proficiency test, make sure you do so well before the December 1 application deadline. These test scores, as with all application requirements are due BY the application deadline.