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Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.)

Individuals eligible to apply will have earned a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) or a master’s degree in a related health field, and have attained a graduate GPA at the master’s level of at least 3.5. Accepted applicants who do not have an M.P.H. in the appropriate area prior to beginning the Dr.P.H., may need to complete some coursework required for the M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management.

Furthermore, applicants must submit:

  • APPLICATION: a completed application through centralized public health application system, SOPHAS.  
  • Public Health Prerequisite Worksheet: completed and submitted to the Admissions Office. 
    • Required Core Prerequisites Courses:
      • Health Policy and Management
      • Health Economics
      • Environmental Health
      • Behavioral Health
      • Statistical Approaches for Research
      • Principles and Practices of Epidemiology
  • GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE):  applicants much have achieved a minimum rank of the 50th percentile on all sections. The institution number to use for SOPHAS for the test is 6982.  For information, contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS), PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000; (609) 921-9000. MCAT, LSAT or GMAT scores may be submitted in lieu of the GRE’s, however, they must have been attained within the last four years.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS: Three recommendations are required, with at least two from graduate faculty members (if applicable). 
  • PERSONAL STATEMENT indicating why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree. The personal statement should be a maximum of 500 words.
  • RESUME
  • PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION (not part of application process).

International Students
International Students must complete several additional requirements.  

Questions?
If you have further questions or need direction, please e-mail or call Admissions at 914-594-4759.

To mail materials use the following address:
New York Medical College
School of Health Sciences and Practice
Admissions Office – Room 316
Valhalla, NY 10595

Application Review
Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as the applicant is complete and verified by SOPHAS.  Applicants who appear to fulfill the criteria may be invited to campus for an orientation to the program and a formal interview. Acceptances are issued on a rolling basis for a fall start. Accepted students must submit a $500 deposit to guarantee their place in the class.  It is expected that accepted students be competent in using a software office suite including word, spreadsheet, and presentation program.

Questions?
Please contact pamela_suett@nymc.edu or 914-594-4510 if you have any questions about prequisites or our application process. Contact Irene Bundziak, (914) 594-4905, if you have any questions about your acceptance.