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Environmental and Occupational Health (MPH)

Dornsife School of Public Health

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
MPHFull-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
Priority DeadlineMarch 15N/AN/AN/A
Regular Decision DeadlineAugust 1N/AN/AN/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.

Requirements

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. You will have the opportunity to select a first and second choice of major on the SOPHAS application. In cases where an applicant is not deemed admissible for the first choice of major, the applicant will automatically be evaluated and reviewed for the second choice.

    For more information and to apply online, visit sophas.org. No supplemental application is required (SOPHAS GRE school code 7890).

  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts can be sent to:

    SOPHAS
    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

    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

    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.

  • Résumé

    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.

  • Additional Information

    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) with GREs of at least the 50th percentile in each section. 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.

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