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Who Should Apply

  • The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Equity program is ideal for high achieving students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare as well as healthcare professionals interested in improving their personal practice and advocating equitable practices in public health.
  • We strive to accept students who affirm our strong commitments to diversity, inclusion and social justice. African American, LatinX and first-generation students who meet the admission requirements are especially encouraged to apply.

Admission Requirements

It is preferred that applicants have an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher. Applicants must submit:

  • A completed application
  • An entrance essay (350 to 700 words) that focuses on what you hope to gain by participating in this program and how a year spent studying the relationship between social inequalities and health could affect your intellectual and professional growth.
  • College transcript(s) showing all coursework completed to date. Official undergraduate transcripts will be required prior to program start date.
  • Three letters of recommendation that address your written and oral communication skills, professionalism and maturity, leadership potential and ability to work in a team

Application Process

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree or will be awarded a bachelor’s degree prior to entering the program will need to formally apply to the program online, submit all required application materials and meet the program’s admission criteria to be admitted into the program.

The application for the summer 2021 admission cycle will open for new submissions on October 1, 2020.

Application Dates and Deadlines

  • Priority Application Deadline: December 31, 2021
    Applicants will receive notification and preferential scholarship review by January 21, 2022
  • Regular Application Deadline Extended: April 1, 2022
  • Enrollment Confirmation Deadline: May 2, 2022

Final Official Transcripts

All newly admitted students must submit an official transcript from their institution displaying degree conferral to the Admission Office no later than one week prior to the start of the summer term in which a student plans to matriculate.