Doctor of Public Health – Application Process

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Apply to the Doctor of Public Health Program

Applicants who wish to apply for admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy’s Interprofessional Doctorate in Public Health Leadership (DrPH) program are required to submit an application through ACP’s application portal. The process also includes requesting of official transcripts or transcript evaluations, letter of intent, and letters of recommendation.

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, gender, or sexual orientation.

Application Deadline for Fall 2024

The deadline to submit a completed application is August 15, 2024.

Complete and submit the application which includes the following:

  • Personal, Contact and Demographic Information
  • Photo Id
  • Current and Past Academic History
  • Letter of Intent
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts or transcript evaluations

Applicants may not exclude any part of their college-level educational history. An applicant who fails to report all institutions attended will forfeit his/her eligibility for admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy DrPH program or may be dismissed. Records and documents submitted for admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy DrPH program will not be returned.

Prerequisite Academic Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Interprofessional Doctorate in Public Health Leadership (DrPH) program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in an approved and accredited U.S. health professions doctorate program (e.g., DO, DDS, DPT, MD, PharmD); or
  • Health professions doctorate (e.g., DO, DDS, DPT, MD, PharmD) from a regionally or nationally accredited institution earned within the past 25 years; or
  • Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or equivalent degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution.

Transfer credits may be accepted from previous health professions coursework and or experience. If the coursework is deemed adequate and appropriate by the Admissions Committee, advanced standing may be awarded in accordance with policy.

Students will be eligible for graduation if foundational, elective, and specialization courses, the research and writing components, and the applied practice experience are successfully completed with no more than two grades of “C” and none lower.

The State Counsel of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV):

  • A student shall complete a minimum of 30% of course work at the institution in order to be granted a degree from that institution.
  • An institution that awards life or work experience credit shall have its related transfer policy approved by the council. No more than 30% of the credit in a student’s degree program may be awarded for life or work experience.