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

Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health—Philadelphia's top school of public health according to U.S. News & World Report—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. However, you may choose to submit scores to strengthen your application. Learn more.

In general, MPH and MS 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. Learn more about TOEFL and IELTS language requirements.
  • 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 a 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 an 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) (Exceptions apply: Review your degree's Admissions tab.) 
  • 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 the Schools of Public Health Application Service (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


Online Certificates Application Requirements

Applicants to the online certificate programs should submit their application through Drexel University Online. There is no cost to apply.

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Questions about applying? Drexel Dornsife's admissions team provides guidance and advice throughout the admissions process. Connect with us via email, talk to a current student, or check out our visit opportunities.