PhD in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Health Services Research and Administration 

Application Deadlines

All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission 






January 1

April 1

June 1

* Student that would like to be considered for an assistantship should apply by the January 1 Early Decision deadline.


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Application Process


Applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) applicationAll application materials need to be submitted through SOPHAS.


Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.


Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above in previous coursework.

Domestic or US Transcripts
Must be sent from the institution's Registrar’s Office directly to SOPHAS at the following address:
SOPHAS Mailing and Contact Information
SOPHAS | P.O. Box 9111 | Watertown, MA 02471
617-612-2090 | Email | Website
International Transcripts
All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) using their ICAP Course-by-course evaluation service.  For further instructions, you may visit

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references. At least one letter should be from a faculty member in your previous academic program.

Statement of Intent

A statement of intent which supports interest areas and career goals and no longer than 1,000 words.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE Institutional Code 0695

Applicants to the UNMC College of Public Health (COPH) MPH Program may request a waiver from the GRE if they fulfill at least one of the following criteria: 

Applicants are advised that the GRE waiver is not automatic and an approved GRE Waiver application does not guarantee later acceptance into the program. Those requesting a GRE waiver are encouraged to do so prior to formally applying through SOPHAS. To apply for the GRE waiver, applicants will need to submit the following items via email to



Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.

Contact Information

UNMC College of Public Health
984359 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-4359
Phone: 402-552-9867

Department of Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy
Fernando A. Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Phone: 402-552-6948

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