The Department of Global Health recruits students who wish to pursue a long-term career in global health, whether in academic institutions, ministries of health, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector. All indicators of future success, including past work, service, and research experience; the level of enthusiasm and detail in letters of recommendation; previous academic records and performance on standardized tests; the applicant's written statement of purpose; and an ability to discuss research or practice work and future goals. By considering all variables without a preset formula, we are able to select students who will succeed in our challenging and interdisciplinary program.
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the USA or its equivalent from a foreign institution. Strong candidates will have prior Master-level training or have significant experience working in the global health field, ideally in a low-resource setting.
- Demonstrated passion and commitment to the field of global health.
- High academic standing. Admission priority will be given to applicants who have graduated with high academic standing. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 in previous undergraduate and graduate degree, though we expect applicants to have an average GPA of 3.7.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores of greater than or equal to 155 (700) in the quantitative section.
- English proficiency. For students who have not completed a degree in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
PhD students begin the program in the Autumn Quarter only. For questions and inquiries, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact email@example.com.