Health Management and Policy (MPH)
Ready to Apply?
Students in the Master of Public Health in Health Management and Policy program learn the skills necessary to take on management and policy-making roles to improve healthcare delivery and population health at the local, state, and national levels. The program trains the next generation of public health practitioners and leaders to become agents for positive change in a dynamic and complex world who will lead in the following domains:
- Urban Health: Manage a diverse set of healthcare and public health programs aimed at advancing the health status of people living in America’s cities.
- Human Rights: Assure that organizational priorities and strategies focus on improving and maintaining health as a basic human right.
- Policy and Management Integration: Direct organizations and programs with a clear vision of how the interests of institutions and society must be considered as mutually dependent.
Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.
|Fall (Sept)||Winter (Jan)||Spring (March)||Summer (June)|
|Priority Deadline||March 15||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Regular Decision Deadline||August 1||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Applicants who apply by March 15 will be given priority consideration for merit-based scholarships. Applications received after this date will be considered for merit-based aid if funds remain available. Applications are continually reviewed throughout the cycle.
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. Applicants will designate a choice of major, but will have the opportunity to change prior to entering the major during the spring term of the first year.
For more information and to apply online, visit sophas.org. No supplemental application is required (SOPHAS GRE school code 7890).
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)
World Education Service evaluation of all foreign transcripts (international applications only).
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), 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.