SPHSP Eligibility, Application & Selection


The application for the 2018 summer cohort is officially open.

Use the link below to apply:


Note: Due to some internet security settings some users report being unable to access the website. If this occurs you may need to access the application from a different computer.   

Program Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or US National
  • Students who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program: Rising juniors and seniors
  • Recent college graduates (after April 2017) who have not been accepted into a graduate program
  • Students with an Associate degree must provide proof of acceptance into a four-year institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, economically-disadvantaged and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation - submitted by an academic advisor or course instructor. Only one letter will be accepted/reviewed. The recommender is asked to speak to your academic/ professional potential, committment to equity, interdisciplinary thinking and/or potential in the field of public health.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) - to be submitted for any college/university attended. Please note that Official Transcript(s) are only required from students ultimately accepted into SPHSP.
  • IRS 1040 or 1040A form from parent/guardian(s) - only required for students identifying as 'low-income'.  

Selection Process

  • Only complete applications are reviewed. "Complete" refers to submission of all required documents as well as completion of all fields of the online application.
  • Once the application deadline has passed, a team of reviewers will begin review of all complete applications.
  • The top 90 candidates are selected for a phone interview. No in-person interviews will be conducted.
  • Based on the candidates application and phone interview, 42 students will ultimately be selected to participate in the 2018 program. 

Selection Timeline

Application Open: November 1, 2017

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018 @11:59 PM EST

Phone Interviews: March 12, 2018 -March 16, 2018

Students selected for program notified : March 23, 2018