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Application Requirements

Submitting Materials

Please do not mail hard copy materials to the Department of Population Health Sciences office. Official transcripts and test scores may be sent electronically to phs-admissions@med.cornell.edu.

*Application review is contigent upon the receipt of all supplementary materials listed below.

Online Application

  • Application fee: $80

Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be no more than 2-3 pages in length and outline the following items:

  • Your interest in the field you are applying to
  • Any previous operational and/or research experiences you have in this field or a related area of study
  • Your career goals and how this degree will help you achieve them
  • Any skills, previous experiences, and/or other information that is not readily identified in the other items you submit that would make you an ideal candidate

Resume/CV

Three Letters of Recommendation

  • These letters can be from current/former academic mentors, current/former supervisors, and/or any other individuals who can speak to your capability to succeed in a program like ours, as well as your academic, research, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Once you designate your recommenders in the online application, the system will automatically contact them and provide instructions on how they can submit their letters.
  • All letters must be on official school and/or company letterhead.

College Transcripts

  • College transcripts should be submitted for all previous colleges attended (undergraduate, graduate, and professional)
  • Official transcripts will be required upon acceptance, however students may submit unofficial transcripts with their initial application
  • GRE/GMAT Scores (optional)
International Candidates

Transcripts that meet any of the following criteria must be translated by World Education Service (WES) or Education Credential Evaluators (ECE):

  • Transcript is not in English
  • International student's transcript is not on a 4.0 scale
  • Domestic student's transcript is not on a 4.0 scale

TOEFL/IELTS Scores are required for all international students, who have not pursued a degree at an institution that teaches their curriculum in English.

  • To submit your official TOEFL scores, please go to http://www.ets.org/toefl and request your scores to be sent to Weill Cornell Graduate School using code 2119. Please monitor your application to ensure that your scores are populated by ETS.
  • Please upload a copy of your IELTS scores under Supporting Information > Documents > Other Relevant Documents. If you are accepted to the program, you will then be required to send in your official scores.

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