Community Health and Prevention (MPH)
Students in Drexel Dornsife's Master of Public Health (MPH) in Community Health and Prevention study the major drivers of community health; develop the skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate public health programs; and learn how to improve health through meaningful community partnerships. Classroom and practical experiences foster the development of marketable skills relevant to pursuing a unique public health career upon graduation. Dornsife graduates are leaders in health education, community organization, and advocacy efforts that promote the health of communities locally, nationally, and globally.
Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.
|Fall (Sept)||Winter (Jan)||Spring (March)||Summer (June)|
|Endowed Scholarship||Jan. 15||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|12-Month Program||N/A||N/A||N/A||Apr. 1|
|U.S. Applicants||Aug. 1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|International Applicants||June 1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Applicants interested in being considered for MPH funding through an endowed scholarship or fellowship are encouraged to apply no later than January 15 and should indicate their interest at the time they apply.
All application materials must be sent to the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) for your application to be considered complete and eligible for admissions review.
Graduate Admission Application
Applicants should apply using SOPHAS.
For more information and to apply online, visit sophas.org. No supplemental application is required.
Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts can be sent to:
PO Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471
International Transcript Evaluation (international applicants only)
Transcripts must be evaluated by an approved agency for admittance into this program. Drexel University accepts course-by-course transcript evaluations from members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a list of member agencies, please visit the NACES website.
Standardized Test Scores
GRE test scores are not required. However, you may choose to submit scores to strengthen your application (SOPHAS GRE school code: 7890).
International applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Duolingo, or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) unless they meet the criteria for a waiver.
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.
A résumé or CV is required, and should be uploaded as part of your admission application through the SOPHAS website.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required, preferably from faculty.
Prior to enrolling in the program, applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from a regionally 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 major on the SOPHAS application, although students will have the opportunity to change this selection prior to the spring term of their first year should their interests change.
Competitive applicants typically have a GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). 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.