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Application Requirements for Masters, Undergraduate, Doctoral, & Certificate Programs

Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health is a leader in integrative, policy-relevant, and community-engaged public health with a special emphasis on health as a human right and improving health in cities. Dornsife programs provide solid training in core public health competencies, allow concentration in areas relevant to evolving public health needs, and emphasize a strong connection to the challenges of urban health, health equity, and policy translation.

Our School seeks highly motivated students who demonstrate the desire, intelligence, and integrity to become local and global public health practitioners, researchers, and leaders. We invite you to learn more about our upcoming events and virtual fairs, departments, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

General application requirements are listed below. For specific application requirements please visit Degree and Certificate Programs, select your program of interest, and review the Admissions tab.

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Undergraduate Programs Application Requirements

Applicants may apply for early decision, early action, or regular decision. Learn more about Drexel's undergraduate application deadlines.

Apply via the Common Application today


Master's Programs Application Requirements

Standardized test scores (GRE) are not required. Learn more.

In general, master's degree applicants will need to submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from EVERY college-level institution you attended (academic records from institutions outside the U.S. must undergo a credentials evaluation).
  • English proficiency test score (TOEFL or IELTS), if applicable
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives

Applicants to all on-campus MPH and MS programs should submit their application and materials through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS):

Apply via SOPHAS to the Master's Program today

Applicants to the following online MPH and MS programs should submit their application through Drexel University Online (DUO):

  • Online MPH in Epidemiology
  • Online MPH in Global Health
  • Online MPH in Urban Health
  • Online MS in Global Health
  • Executive MPH

Apply via DUO to the Online Master's Program today


Doctoral Degrees Application Requirements

In general, doctoral degree applicants will need to submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from EVERY college-level institution you attended (academic records from institutions outside the U.S. must undergo a credentials evaluation).
  • Standardized test score (GRE most universally accepted)
  • English proficiency test score (TOEFL or IELTS), if applicable
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives

Applicants to doctoral programs should submit their application and all materials through SOPHAS:

Apply to the Doctoral Program today


Dual Degree Programs Application Requirements

JD/MPH: Applicants to the JD/MPH program must first be admitted to the Thomas R. Kline School of Law prior to consideration for the dual degree program:

How to apply to the JD/MPH program

MD/MPH: Applicants to the MD/MPH program must first be admitted to the Drexel University College of Medicine prior to consideration for the dual degree program:

How to apply to the MD/MPH program

MPH/MBA: Applicants to the MPH/MBA program must first be admitted to the Dornsife School of Public Health prior to consideration for the dual degree program.

Applicants are required to submit the GMAT or GRE. All other requirements and deadlines are the same as the full-time MPH program. The admissions committees of both schools review applications independently.

How to apply to the MPH/MBA program


Online Certificates Application Requirements

Applicants to the online certificate programs should submit their application through Drexel University Online:

Apply to Certificate in Public Health

Apply to Certificate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Apply to Certificate in Global Health

Apply to Certificate in Infectious Disease Prevention and Control

Apply to Certificate in LGBT Health

Apply to Certificate in Maternal and Child Health

Apply to Certificate in Urban Health