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Health Policy and Social Justice (DrPH)

Dornsife School of Public Health

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
All StudentsJan. 15N/AN/AN/A

The next DrPH cohort will begin in Fall 2018. The application window will run from August 1, 2017 – January 15, 2018.


For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

    Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency for admittance into this program. For more information on transcript evaluations, please refer to the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required; minimum score varies.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 90/577/233). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.

  • Essay

    Describe your career goals and the values and experiences that led you to make those choices. Explain your topic of special interest and describe how this fits with the mission of the program in Health Policy and Social Justice.

    For Winter or Spring 2017: Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Résumé

    For Winter or Spring 2017: Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Three letters of recommendation are required; one must be from a public health practitioner.

    To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.

    For Winter or Spring 2017: Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Interview

    In-person or telephone interview required for qualified applicants.

  • Research Experience

    Provide documented evidence of applied research.

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
    • By Express Courier
      (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      3141 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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