Doctoral Degrees

Our doctoral degrees

Designed for students with strong quantitative and analytical skills.

Matriculation: Students are admitted for matriculation in the fall only.

Priority deadline:  December 15

Application deadline: January 15

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Designed to develop scholars who will carry out original research that will contribute to the understanding of the occurrence of Illness and injury.

Matriculation: Students are admitted for matriculation in the fall only.

Application deadline: December 15

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Designed for students interested in pursuing careers in research and leadership in the areas of health policy, health services, and health care management.

Matriculation: Students are admitted for matriculation in the fall only.

Application deadlines:

  • Both U.S. and international applicants: December 15

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Designed for mid-to senior-level professionals working full-time in field-based positions around the world. Courses meet via synchronous Internet video.

Matriculation: Students are admitted for matriculation in the fall only.

Application deadlines:

  • International applicants: February 1
  • U.S. applicants: April 1
  • Priority: January 1

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Application, admission, and degree-granting requirements and regulations shall be applied equitably to all individuals, applicants and students regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

To apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Applicants that show promise for successfully completing all the degree requirements will be considered for admission to this program
  • Shows evidence of satisfactory preparation in math and computer skills
  • Competent written and oral communication skills

Note: Each program may have additional requirements specifically for their program.

Admission criteria for all doctoral programs include:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation

Note: The PhD in Epidemiology and PhD in Health Management and Policy programs anticipate that many applicants will have completed a post-baccalaureate degree in public health or other health-related discipline; DrPH requires individuals to have a master’s degree or earned doctorate to be eligible.

Some programs have additional admission criteria; see program admission page for more information.

See program admission pages for specific requirements.

If FSPH makes the decision to recommend you for admission to one of our programs, then the Office of International Affairs (OIA) carries out a second review to finalize the admission.

For more information on OIA final review, visit the application process of the Office of International Affairs Graduate Admissions.