How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the PHUSP program. Applications closed on January 31, 2023. Applicants will be notified in early March if they have been selected for an interview.


Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Enrolled in a four-year college or university and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study or
  • Recent graduate of a four-year college or university (Summer, 2022, Fall/Winter 2022 and Spring 2023) or
  • Recent graduate of a two-year community college (Summer 2022, Fall/Winter 2022, and Spring 2023)

Members of racial and ethnic minority groups, persons with disabilities, first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged individuals, members of a sexual and gender minority group, and individuals from geographically underserved areas of the United States and its territories are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions about your eligibility, please email

Application Materials

The following application materials are required:

  1. Online application form 
  2. Unofficial academic transcript(s)
  3. Two letters of recommendation – from individuals who know you from academic (professor or teacher) or professional/work (supervisor) settings. At least one letter should be from an academic setting.
  4. Resumé (1-2 pages maximum)
  5. Two essays (200 words maximum for each essay)

Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the recommender via email to by the application deadline.

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by January 31, 2023.

Applicant Interviews

Applicants will be notified in early March 2023 if they have been selected for an interview. Interviews will take place within two weeks of notification.

Admission Notification

Applicants will be notified in mid-March 2023. 

Tips for Preparing Your Application

Before starting your application, review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and have all your documents and information readily available and saved in the correct format. You must complete and submit your application in one sitting. You will not be able to save your work and go back to it at another time. 

View sample application

You will need the following materials to complete your application: 

  • Name and contact information for two recommenders
    • The application asks for the name, title, organization/university, email, and phone number of the two people writing your letters of recommendation.
  • Resumé (upload one file in PDF format)
    • 1-2 pages
    • File should not exceed 25MB
    • Save file as lastname_firstname_resume
  • Unofficial transcript(s) (upload one file in PDF, PNG, GIF or JPG format)
    • Combine all transcript pages into one file
    • File should not exceed 25MB
    • Save file as lastname_firstname_ugtranscript
  • 2 essays
    • You will enter your essays into text boxes. We strongly recommended that you write them before starting the online application form. You can cut and paste your essays into the text boxes.
    • The essay prompts are:
      • Explain your interest in public health and why you would like to participate in PHUSP. Tell us how participating will help you achieve your future academic or career goals. (200 words maximum)
      • Describe your leadership and teamwork abilities. Provide examples from previous activities, such as community service, volunteering, work, or research experiences. If you have participated in public health-related activities, be sure to include them in your response. (200 words maximum)

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