Application Requirements

Applications for the 2019-20 cohort are now closed. Applications for 2020-21 will open in Fall 2019.

Eligibility for 2020-21 Applicants:

  • Completion of online application via Grad Apply 
  • Two (2) Essays/Writing Samples
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose - Applicants should include their interest, background, and how this program fits in with future goals 
  • Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
    • One letter must be from a faculty member the student has worked with or taken a course with. The second letter must be from a faculty member or internship/field experience supervisor
  • GRE (above 50th percentile)
  • Have received a bachelor's degree and have a minimum of a 3.3 GPA.
  • Have completed a global health field experience (international or domestic) or relevant coursework, work or post-grad experience (e.g. Peace Corps)
  • Have completed a statistics course (may also be completed the summer prior to beginning program).

International Students: TOEFL (Minimum TOEFL score for admission is 550 for the paper based test (PBT), 80 for the Internet Based Test, or 231 for the computer based test).



Where do I send letters of recommendation?

In the Grad Apply application, there is a section for requesting letters of recommendation. A link will be sent to letter writers for them to upload the document to your application. Make sure to contact the letter writer first and get their confirmation before sending the request through Grad Apply.

Please note the following when it comes to requesting a letter:

  • Select professors who have personally come to know your abilities from your written work and your active participation in their course or in a campus group to write your letter of recommendation (earning a good grade in a course is not enough for a professor to write a persuasive, detailed letter of recommendation).
  • Students should give recommenders plenty of time to complete the letter of recommendation--the more time, the better. 
  • Please make sure to provide any specific instructions or questions that may be requested by the program/position.