Effective 2021, SPH is not requiring the GRE for all master’s and doctoral degree programs. Learn more about our decision regarding the GRE.
Admission requires a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Admissions committees in each major review applicants according to their personal statements, background and experience, record of academic achievement, demonstrated academic potential, letters of recommendation, compatibility of interests with program faculty, and other factors.
Test scores and GPAs provide competitive points of reference for admission but are not alone decisive in the admissions review.
Completion of coursework in quantitative methods (such as college-level statistics and calculus) is recommended, but not required, for all Areas of Emphasis other than Economics.
Required prerequisites for Economics Area of Emphasis: College-level calculus, statistics, and micro-economics. Linear algebra is also recommended, but not required.
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Complete applications are reviewed beginning in mid-January by an admissions committee. Applicants are notified in writing by mail of the admissions decision.