New York Medical College

School of Health Sciences and Practice

Doctor of Public Health in Health Policy and Management DrPH Program Information


Evaluation Criteria and Evaluation Intervals

Students’ progress through the doctoral program will be assessed through grades in coursework and through mentor and advisor evaluations during internships. Additionally, students must exhibit satisfactory performance at three milestone evaluations.

  1. Coursework: Students must attain a grade of B or higher in required coursework. An overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher must be maintained.
  2. Mentor Evaluation: Students are evaluated upon completing an internship by the supervising mentor.
  3. Milestone Evaluations: Students will progress through their program in three intervals, each of which must be completed before progressing to the next.
      • Written Qualifying Exams: Students are considered provisional degree candidates until they achieve a satisfactory score on the Qualifying Exam.
    • Proposal Defense (oral): A satisfactory evaluation (regardless of whether changes need to be made to the proposal) allows the student to undertake the proposed study.
    • Dissertation and Defense: This is the final evaluation point. Doctoral candidates must orally defend their completed dissertation, including literature review, research methods, analysis, and interpretation.