The admissions objective of the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy is to identify and recruit well qualified candidates who are interested in pursuing careers in health care or health-related fields; and to foster a well-balanced, interdisciplinary GPHAP student body.

GPHAP candidates must:

  • Be accepted as a first-year student at Booth, Harris, or SSA (second-year students are not eligible to apply to GPHAP); Law School students participate during the second and third years of their degree program. Pritzker students participate in the Global Health program during all four years of medical school.
  • Have previous experience in the health care field or an expressed interest in pursuing a career in health care.
  • Have the ability to meet academic, co-curricular, and field experience requirements.


The application deadline for master's degree students entering in the Fall of 2019 is September 3, 2019. Please indicate your interest in either the Certificate in Health Administration and Policy (U.S. Health Care System) or the Certificate in Health Administration and Policy with a Concentration in Global Health

Pritzker students apply for the global health program in their first year of medical school. The due date for applications is in February 18, 2019 by 12 p.m. Currently, only the global health track is open to Pritzker students, unless they are in one of the joint degree programs (MD/MBA or MD/MPP), in which case the U.S.-focused track is an option, and the due date is September 3, 2019.

Pritzker Students: Submit a complete application online
All Other Students: Submit a complete application online


For SSA students, GPHAP is a Program of Study and is the only Program of Study that has a September application deadline.

Applications received by the deadline will be notified mid to late September.  The program is usually full after this first round of applications. Applications received after the deadline will be considered, as space permits.

A complete application includes:

  1. A completed application, 
  2. A resume or curriculum vita, and
  3. A personal statement (2-3 pages in length) describing: a) past experience in the health care field, b) areas of interest in health care, including future goals, and c) how GPHAP will help the applicant to achieve his or her goals.