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Do you want to study the most pressing public health challenges facing our nation? Do you want to learn from experts that implement real patient-level solutions and work with big, complex data to measure the health of populations? Apply today to jump-start your career with a Master of Science in Population Health Sciences from Duke. There’s never been a better time to apply—GREs are optional for the 2022-2023 application cycle.

Admission Deadlines

  • First Deadline: January 16, 2023
  • Second Deadline: February 27, 2023
  • Final Admission Decision: Late March-Early April

Learn more about our admissions process and curriculum.                                             

About the MS in Population Health Sciences

Duke’s intensive, multidisciplinary MS in Population Health Sciences equips students with the concrete skills they need to implement patient-level healthcare change. In just two years, students will gain a deep understanding of statistical modeling, bioethics, epidemiology, health policy, behavior science, and more, preparing them for a career in health research, pharmaceuticals, data analysis, and other related fields.

Why Choose Duke PopHealth for an MS in Population Health Sciences?

  • Learn from world-renowned researchers across Duke in specialties like bioethics, epidemiology, health policy, behavior science, and informatics.
  • Enjoy a 2:1 faculty to student ratio, ensuring plenty of opportunities for mentorship and access to world-renowned faculty. All MS students are paired with a faculty mentor!
  • Earn your SAS Academic Specialization just by completing the program; this SAS talent is in high demand from top employers!
  • Get hands-on learning at leading healthcare or biomedical institutions or complete a faculty-mentored individual research capstone project.
  • Tap into Duke PopHealth’s partnerships with world-class institutions such as Duke Health, Duke Clinical Research Institute, The Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke Cancer Institute, and the Duke Global Health Institute.
  • Be a part of Duke’s diverse community of more than 170,000 alumni.
  • Get recruited by top healthcare employers who look to Duke PopHealth for industry-leading population health scientists.
  • Be automatically considered for a limited number of scholarships based on financial need and merit.
  • Leverage resources at the School of Medicine and transform discoveries into improved human health.