Yale University- School of Public Health

Why you should consider this program

At the Yale School of Public Health, we foster the supportive environment students need to succeed, the dedicated assistance they need to achieve their professional goals, and the network of relationships that will benefit them throughout their lifetime

  • Since our founding in 1915, YSPH has made numerous important health contributions; trained thousands of researchers, practitioners, administrators and educators; and is currently working on some of the most important health challenges facing the world today
  • Our small student population fosters close ties with faculty, classmates, alumni and staff
  • The optimal student to faculty ratio enables our faculty to provide the best possible education to future generations of public health professionals

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 70,120 $ 10,000 $ 60,120
Out of state $ 70,120 $ 10,000 $ 60,120
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

The Fellowship provides $10,000 per year. All scholars are also considered for additional merit scholarships.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Other benefits or opportunities

In addition to an on-campus hourly wage of at least $12.50 an hour, student employment offers flexible part-time positions designed to allow students to balance their studies and their job. YSPH tuition remission is a not a benefit of part time (or full time) employment at Yale, but you may gain valuable work experience and professional references. Most students work 10-12 hours a week during the school year.

Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 15,750

Application fee waived?



The summer internship is a seminal experience for students in the MPH program, exposing them to real-world challenges and the opportunity to apply what they have learned in class. Students are able to find local, national and international placements with the help of both the Office of Public Health Practice and Office of Career Services. In addition to the internship and for Advanced Professional MPH students who do not complete the internship, there are a variety of practicum courses to provide additional real-life experience in the field of public health. However, all Coverdell Fellows must do an internship with an underserved American community.

Jobs for program alumni

At Yale, we strive to ensure the highest possible return on the investment our students make in us. In doing so, we work tirelessly to foster lifelong relationships and networks within our student and alumni bodies, provide incredible internship and research opportunities to gain professional experience and maximize career opportunities as well as earning potential.

The value of a public health degree means different things to different people. At Yale, we hope to support and foster any area that will help our students succeed. And in turn, help those around the world who will ultimately benefit from that success.

Other details

Program length

The two-year program consists of twenty course units over four semesters and a summer internship. Additionally, students are required to complete a Master’s thesis or capstone course.

Application requirements

  • Completed SOPHAS application
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended
  • Official test scores – GRE, GMAT or MCAT
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • Resume/CV

Admissions process

Please see above.

Program begins

Late August


Mary Keefe, Director of Admissions

Yale School of Public Health- Office of Admissions
47 College Street, Suite 108
New Haven, CT 06510