Is there an application deadline?
For BA and BS degrees, applicants may apply for early decision, early action, or regular decision. Learn more about Drexel undergraduate application deadlines.
MPH deadlines: Learn more about MPH deadlines.
MS deadlines: July 1 for regular decision and June 1 for international students
PhD deadline: December 15
Online Certificate deadline: Certificate deadlines are listed under the "Public Health" heading on the online application deadline tool.
Which application service do I use?
Do I need work experience for the MPH program?
The MPH program does not require work experience. Your classmates will have a mix of varied experiences. Most students have at least 1-2 years of work experience, while others have more extensive work experience.
The hybrid Executive MPH program is the only MPH program with a work requirement. Students must have a minimum of 3 years of professional work experience (in any setting) prior to enrolling.
What standardized test do I need to take?
What is the minimum GPA requirement for applying to Drexel Dornsife?
For the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Science (MS), a GPA of at least 3.0 is preferred.
Those with a lower GPA are encouraged to apply, and should highlight relevant work experience, professional certifications, and continuing education in their Statement of Purpose.
Does it cost anything to apply?
Can I request a SOPHAS application fee waiver?
We do not collect the fees for the application. The fees are collected directly by SOPHAS. SOPHAS has a limited number of fee waivers for applicants who meet their financial, service, or international based criteria. For more information, please visit the SOPHAS Applicant Help Center and contact them directly.
Can I apply to more than one degree program?
No. We only allow one program designation. If the review committee recommends you for a different program, the Admissions Office will contact you directly.
How do I send my transcripts or academic records?
How do I receive transfer credit for a course from another institution?
For guidance on how to receive transfer credit as an undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral student, visit our Transfer Credit Policies page.
When will I receive an application decision?
Graduate programs: Admissions decisions for graduate programs are shared on a rolling basis.
Undergraduate programs: If you choose to apply for Regular Decision, you will receive a non-binding decision from Drexel by April 1. Other application decision dates are here: Early decision, early action, and regular decision options.
Do you offer scholarships?
Masters programs: Applicants to the full-time on-campus MPH and MS programs are eligible for scholarships at the time of application as well as other scholarships once enrolled. Opportunities include urban health fellowships and practicum funding through the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative.
Historically, more than 92 percent of full-time masters students receive some type of scholarship funding.
Applicants to the online MPH and MS programs are eligible to receive a 25% tuition discount. Additional special tuition rates are also available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
Doctoral programs: Full-time doctoral students typically receive some type of tuition funding or a stipend. Historically, 95 percent of PhD students receive tuition remission, stipend, and health insurance.
Funding opportunities include the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative, which offers dissertation funding and fellowships to PhD students.
Undergraduate programs: Drexel offers undergraduate scholarships based on both merit and for students with various associations.
Visit Scholarships for more information
In addition, need-based aid is available in the form of grants, loans, and work-study. Please visit Drexel Central for more information on financial aid.
Do you offer tuition adjustment for active military, veterans, or federal employees?