All applicants for our MPH must have a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree or the foreign equivalent. Our applicants come from backgrounds and experiences across a variety of undergraduate disciplines.
Applicants to the Advanced Professional MPH should have one of the following:
- A doctoral (or international equivalent) degree in a field related to public health (e.g., physicians, dentists, podiatrists, pharmacists, veterinarians, attorneys, and those with a doctorate in the biological, behavioral, or social sciences).
- A master’s degree and at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
- A bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
- Completion of the third year at an accredited medical, dental, or podiatric school in the United States.
- Completed SOPHAS application
- Official transcripts from all schools attended
- Official test scores – GRE, GMAT or MCAT
- For GRE and GMAT, please use code: 3975
- For MCAT, please use code: “SOPHAS”
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose and objectives
The uniqueness of Yale’s Global Health program is that it is available to all of our students. Because we believe that global health is public health, we encourage our students to broaden their public health education in various departments with the perspectives and experiences the Global Health Concentration offers. Students complete the Global Health Concentration through course, internship and thesis requirements.
Our Biostatistics department is the only department that requires prerequisite coursework for application. Biostatistics applicants must have completed a course in multivariate calculus (Calculus III or the equivalent) with a grade of B or better and a course in linear algebra with a grade of B or better.
While other departments do not require specific coursework for application, strong quantitative ability as demonstrated by test scores and coursework is important for every department. Departmental reviewers will also look to coursework that is relevant to your area of study. For example, reviewers in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department may strongly consider your grades in your social science coursework, while reviewers in the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases department may weigh your science coursework more heavily.
Applications close on January 15th. All materials must be submitted to SOPHAS by this date.
Joint degree candidates must apply to and be admitted by each school. In addition, joint degree students must fulfill degree requirements for both programs. Advisors from the respective schools will assist students with mapping curriculum. Please contact admissions offices at both programs to learn about admissions requirements and deadlines. For a complete list of our joint degree programs, please click here.
Questions or scheduling a visit may be arranged by contacting our office at email@example.com or (203)785-2844.
No, we currently do not have a DrPH degree program; we only offer a PhD in Public Health. The five academic programs within our department that offer a PhD are: Biostatistics, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Health Policy Management, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases.
The TOEFL is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. This requirement is waived only for applicants who will have received a baccalaureate degree, or its foreign equivalent, prior to matriculation at Yale, from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction. Applicants must have studied in residence at the baccalaureate institution for at least three (3) years to receive the waiver. The test should be taken as early as possible to ensure that your scores are received in time to be incorporated in your file. Normally TOEFL scores will not be released if they are older then two years. If you took the TOEFL before and ETS will release those scores then you should not have to retake the examination.
Test of Spoken English (TSE). All applicants who accept offers of admission to Ph.D. programs and whose native language is not English are strongly encouraged to present TSE scores by the time of enrollment in the fall. Students who do not demonstrate sufficient proficiency in English may be retested and/or asked to take English courses. A high level of proficiency is required for students to serve as teaching fellows.
Please have the TOEFL scores sent Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences using the code 3987. If required on the TOEFL Standardized Test, please use code 99 (Undecided) as your department and/or major field code.
At the time of your GRE test, you should indicate Yale University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences using the code 3987. We do not require Department or Program codes. If required on the GRE Standardized Test, please use code 0000 (Undecided) as your department and/or major field code.
Please visit the website for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the on line application. This website can be found at: http://www.yale.edu/graduateschool/admissions/index.html. On this website there is a link for Frequently Asked Questions. Many topics are covered here.