The University of Pennsylvania

Public Health Certificate Program

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PHCP Admissions

Applicants should apply to the PHCP at the time they apply to BGS. Their personal statement should reflect their interest in public health in addition to the doctoral discipline. A special admissions committee will consider applicants to PHCP and will participate in the interview process. Only students accepted to a BGS doctoral program will be considered for admission to the PHCP, and admission to PHCP is competitive.  Note: Whereas admission to the doctoral programs is made on a rolling basis starting in late January, admissions decisions for the PHCP program will not be made until March. If there is room available in the program, applications will be considered through the summer up to the first week of classes in the fall.

Under rare circumstances, students in the first year of training may be considered for the program if they demonstrate strong motivation and ability; interested students should submit a paragraph describing their interest in this training program to the BGS office by December 1st to be considered for entry into the program in the spring.