Master of Science in Population Health Sciences

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 - GRE test scores are optional for the 2021-2022 application cycle!

Admission Deadlines

  • First Deadline: January 15, 2022
  • Second Deadline: February 28, 2022
  • Final Admission Decision: Late March-Early April

About the M.S. in Population Health Sciences

Duke’s intensive, multidisciplinary M.S. 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 M.S. 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 M.S. 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 like Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke Global Health Institute, and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
  • Be apart 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.