We are excited you are considering the Ph.D. Rural Health Sciences program at Mercer University School of Medicine for your graduate education. Below is information regarding our admissions criteria and process:
- Interested applicants must possess a master’s or terminal degree, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in prior graduate/professional work, and have a clear dedication to rural health issues.
- While no specific major is required to gain admission, students who do not have a health-related degree or work experience may be required by the admissions committee to complete an online prerequisite course (RRL 801: Biological Basis of Disease) prior to beginning the program in fall.
- To apply for admission into the program, applicants must submit a completed application form, a statement of purpose, a GRE score, a resume/CV, unofficial copies of all transcripts, and at least 3 letters of recommendation from faculty members or supervisors.
- The statement of purpose should be a 1,000-word maximum response to the following prompt: “Please describe your interest in pursuing a career focused on rural health and how the Ph.D. program will help you achieve your professional goals.”
- Application materials, other than letters of recommendation, should be submitted by the applicant to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should instruct their letter writers to digitally forward letters of recommendation directly to Amira Jenrette’s attention at email@example.com.
For more information about the Ph.D. Rural Health Sciences program at Mercer University School of Medicine, call 1-800-MERCER-U to speak with the Admissions department.