DrPH in Global Health Leadership

DrPH in Global Health Leadership

Application, admission, and degree-granting requirements and regulations shall be applied equitably to all individuals, applicants and students regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

All applicants must apply through IUPUI. All applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Admission Deadline

US Applicants
July 1

International Applicants
April 1

Transcripts

Official transcripts from all universities attended must be sent directly from the university to the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health Office of Student Services.

Transcripts must be sent from university in the institutions sealed envelope directly to:

IU Fairbanks School of Public Health
Office of Student Services and Admissions
Health Sciences Building RG 6016
1050 Wishard Blvd.
Indianapolis IN 46202-2872

CV/Resume

For each position on the resume or CV, provide the job title, employing agency, dates employed, and responsibilities held. Indicate any additional strengths or skills such as fluency in foreign languages, research experience, teaching experience, community service and demonstration of leadership skills. Include professional certifications, honors, and awards.

Resume or CV can be uploaded electronically to the IUPUI application.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants will need to submit three letters of recommendation. Letters should be from qualified individuals who can comment on the applicant's leadership abilities. Qualified individuals include supervisors and colleagues who can provide a critical assessment of the applicant's abilities. It is preferred that letters of recommendation come from professional sources rather than academic references.

Personal Statement

Each applicant needs to submit a written personal statement. The personal statement will be weighted heavily in the application process.

While there are no set guidelines for the length or format of the personal statement, we encourage applicants to submit statements no greater than five single-spaced pages in length. Responses, however, should be detailed enough to give the admissions committee a thorough understanding of the applicant's background and motivations for pursuing this particular program.

Personal statements should address the following questions:

  • Why are you interested in this particular DrPH program?
  • Why do you care about the public’s health?
  • Students in this program will learn as much from each other as they will from faculty and guests. What will other students learn from you?
  • What are your career goals? Be as specific as possible.
  • What has been your most significant professional leadership accomplishment to date? Please explain.
  • What are some risks you've taken in your career?
  • What is the biggest disappointment or failure you've had in your career? What did you learn from this experience?
  • Anything else you would like to tell us about your background, personality, work style, or other points?

Interviews

All finalists for admission to the DrPH program will be interviewed via distance by representatives of the admissions committee. At the point in time when finalists have been identified, they will be contacted by the program to find a convenient date and time for the interview.

International Applicants

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) The Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health requires applicants whose native language is not English or whose academic study was done exclusively at non-English speaking institutions to prove English proficiency by providing either official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. Scores must be under two years old.

Applicants who reside in the U.S. at the time of application must submit TOEFL, ILETS or IUPUI EAP (English for Academic Purposes) exam scores.

Applicants who are admitted with TOEFL score of 100 and IELTS score of 7.5 will not require any additional English test or courses. 

Applicants who are admitted and do not meet TOEFL score of 100 or IELTS score of 7.5, must also enroll and successfully complete ENG-G 513 Academic Writing Grad Students through IUPUI during Summer Session II. This course is completely online and designed to meet the academic writing needs of ESL graduate students.

The USMLE and ECFMG do not fulfill the required proof of English proficiency when applying to this program. Applicants who have passed the USMLE or ECFMG must also submit TOEFL, IELTS or EAP Scores.

Applicants must submit:

  • TOEFL scores to IUPUI School Code 1325.
  • IELTS scores can be uploaded to IUPUI application.

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