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Public Health – Full-Time

Dornsife School of Public Health


  • Biostatistics
  • Community Health and Prevention
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Management and Policy
Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
Priority DeadlineMarch 15N/AN/AN/A
Regular Decision DeadlineAugust 1N/AN/AN/A

Applicants who apply by March 15th will be given priority consideration for merit-based scholarships. Applications received beyond this date will be considered for merit-based aid if funds remain available. Applications are continually reviewed throughout the cycle.


  • Graduate Admission Application

    Please use the SOPHAS application to apply to the full-time MPH program. Applicants must designate first and second choice concentrations on the application (chosen from the five listed on the left). These concentration selections are non-binding. All MPH students will select official concentrations during the spring term of the first year, after the completion of the MPH core.

    For more information and to apply online, visit No supplemental application is required (SOPHAS GRE school code 7890).

  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts can be sent to the mailing address below.

    PO Box 9111
    Watertown, MA 02471

  • International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)

    World Education Service evaluation of all foreign transcripts (international applications only)

  • Standardized Test Scores

    Official results from the GRE* taken within the last 5 years (code to submit to SOPHAS is 7890)

    IELTS or TOEFL results for non-native English speakers (taken within the last 2 years)

    *Drexel University will also consider any one of the following exams in lieu of the GRE:

    1. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
    2. Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
    3. Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
    4. Dental Admissions Test (DAT)

    All standardized test scores must be within a 5 year timeframe.

  • Essay

    Essay discussing how you became interested in public health, your career goals if known at this time and why you are interested in Drexel University. Typical length is 600-800 words.

  • Letters of Recommendation
    Three (3) letters of recommendation preferably from faculty
  • Additional Information

    Prior to enrolling in the program, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Drexel University encourages students of all majors to apply to the MPH program, however a course in Statistics is highly recommended. Applicants will select a concentration choice on the SOPHAS application, although this selection is non-binding. All MPH students will select their official concentrations during the spring term of the first year, after the completion of the MPH core.

    Competitive applicants typically have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with GREs of at least the 50th percentile in each section. Letters of recommendation should come from faculty members; however exceptions can be made if the applicant has been out of school for some time. The Admissions Committee holistically reviews each application taking special note of an applicant’s knowledge and motivation toward the public health profession through close evaluation of the applicant’s essay and letters of recommendation.

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