Admission Requirements

Ideal applicants will have demonstrated an interest in health policy or health services through a master's degree and/or relevant work experience.  Applicants should have an understanding of quantitative concepts demonstrated by coursework or work experience. 

All applicants to the Ph.D. Program in Health Policy must include the following in the application:

  • Statement of Purpose that includes the concentration(s) and/or policy area(s) of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses
  • GRE score (requested if available, not required)
  • TOEFL score for applicants who have not completed a degree from an English-speaking institution
  • CV
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and encourages individuals from diverse, under-represented populations to apply to its graduate programs. The university does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic background, or disability.    

Fall 2021 applications are due January 15th, 2021

Applications are now closed. We are not accepting any more applications for Fall 2021.

How to Apply

To apply online visit the Vanderbilt Graduate School.

  • Select Apply Now
  • Create an account and login
  • Select start new application
  • Complete the Program page with the information below

Biomedical and Biological Sciences - Health Policy - PhD