New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Management DrPH Admissions Requirements


IIndividuals eligible to apply will have earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) 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 MPH in the appropriate area prior to beginning the DrPH, may need to complete some coursework required for the MPH in Health Policy and Management. Furthermore, applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application through centralized public health application system at
  2. Completed prerequisite worksheet submitted to the Admissions Office – see DrPH application instructions
  3. Submit scores of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and 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 Educations 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.
  4. Three  recommendation (at least two should be from graduate faculty members).
  5. Personal statement indicating why they wish to pursue a doctoral degree. The personal statement should be a maximum of 500 words.
  6. Resumé.
  7. Proof of immunization (not part of application process).
  8. TOEFL or IELTS:  International applicants who are in any of four categories below are required to obtain a minimum eligibility score of at least 660 (PBT – a minimum of 5 on the essay section), 287 (CBT – a minimum of 5 on the essay section), or 117 (IBT - no score less than 28 in any of the 4 sections) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also accepted – with a minimum score of Band 7. The four categories are:
    1. a.   Applicants whose native language is not English.

      b.   Applicants from countries where English is one of the official languages, but not necessarily the first language of the majority of the population;

      c.   Applicants from countries where English is not a native language, although available as a language of instruction at all or some levels of schooling;

      d.   Applicants whose transcripts are not in English or are from schools in non-English-speaking countries.

  9. Financial support documentation.


The institution number for the TOEFL test is 2592. For information, contact the Educational Testing Service (TOEFL), PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000; telephone (609) 921-9000; e-mail: ; website: For information about the IELTS test, contact IELTS, Inc., 100 East Corson Street, Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA; phone (626)-564-2954; fax (626)-564-2981; email:; website:

 Note: The ECFMG ENGLISH TEST scores may not be substituted.

Foreign transcripts: All applicants with foreign transcripts must obtain an official evaluation of their diplomas and grade sheets from a U.S. Government approved agency and we strongly recommend World Education Services (  SOPHAS only accepts World Education Services evaluations. The evaluation should include credit hour equivalents with an explanation of the grading system at the foreign institution. Also, the official evaluation should include the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA). Official evaluations, not from WES, may be sent from the evaluation service to the Admissions Office.  If using an agency other than WES, originals and certified English translations are also required for all official transcripts, grade sheets, diplomas and licenses that are not in English. All transcripts, diplomas and licenses must be on official paper and certified.  If it is not possible to send originals with the application, original notarized copies must be provided. In this case, students are required to present originals to be witnessed by Admissions Office staff before registration.

Questions and Further Information:

Email 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

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.


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