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Fall 2023 Entry

Applications for the PhD in Rural Health Sciences Program are accepted year round and are considered by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • January 31, 2023: Review of Applications begins for Fall 2023 Admission*
  • April 15, 2023: Priority Notification
  • June 15, 2023: Application Deadline for Fall 2023 Admission**

* Applications submitted by January 31 will receive an admissions decision by April 15, 2023. Applications received after the January 31 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
** Applications received after June 15, 2023 for Fall 2023 Admission will be reviewed on an individual basis and may be rolled to Fall 2024.

Applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Admissions Committee. Complete applications in the rolling admissions cycle are reviewed in the order they are received. Interview invitations and offers of acceptance also occur on a rolling basis. All applicants will be notified of final admissions decisions by email.

Final decisions on funding opportunities will be made by Early Summer 2023.

Please contact musmadmissions@mercer.edu if you have any questions.