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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Instructions are provided here.

Do I need to be a Medical Doctor to apply?

Typical applicants will be physicians completing residency or fellowship training and interested in applying methods in health policy and health services research in academic, government, community, and industry settings. The program can be completed as part of a two year research component of a fellowship or residency. We will also consider medical students or other students who have or are currently enrolled in terminal degrees in other fields (Ph.D., J.D. or other degree).

When is the application deadline?

Deadline information is provided here.

Do you offer a rolling admission policy?

We have a rolling admissions policy with a final application deadline. (Applications will be accepted after this date, but consideration for funding requires a timely application submission).

Where can I find information about tuition?

Our current tuition rates are posted on the website for Student Financial Services.

When does the program start?

The Program begins each July. We follow much of the University calendar which can be found here. The only exception to this calendar is that the MSHP holds fall break on a different week.

What is Penn like?

The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university with over 250 years of innovation in education, research, and service. Its compact campus in Philadelphia hosts all of its 12 schools, making the campus ideal for the interdisciplinary work of the Clinical Scholars Program. In addition to its tradition of interdisciplinary work, many of Penn's schools have a substantial focus on health. For example, within the School of Arts and Sciences are leading departments of Sociology, History and Sociology of Science, Psychology, and Anthropology-all with faculty whose substantial area of interest is health. The Annenberg School for Communication has a renowned health communication program. The Wharton School is a global leader in health care management and is one of the few schools of management with a dedicated health care program. The Graduate School of Fine Arts has programs in Regional Planning and in Landscape Architecture that focus on the impact of the built environment on human health. All of these programs share a campus, students, and faculty, with the health schools of Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Dental Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine.

What is Philadelphia like?

We love it here and we think that you will too. Get to know the City of Brotherly Love via these online resources:

The uwishunu tourism Blog in particular is a favorite of the staff:

Broad St at night

More about Penn:

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