Application, Eligibility and Selection

Online Application

The summer 2024 application can be accessed here

IG: sphsp_cumc


Note: Due to internet security settings some users report being unable to access the website. If this occurs you may need to access the application from a different computer.

Program Eligibility

  • Students who will have completed at least two years of college at an accredited institution by the beginning of the program: Rising juniors and seniors
  • Recent college graduates (after April 2023) who have not been accepted into a graduate program
  • Students with an Associate degree must provide proof of acceptance into a four-year institution
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, people with disabilities, economically disadvantaged, and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents

  • Two Letters of Recommendation - to be submitted by an academic advisor or course instructor. The recommendation provider is asked to comment on the applicant's academic/professional potential, commitment to equity, interdisciplinary thinking and/or potential in the field of public health.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) - to be submitted for any college/university attended. Please note that Official Transcript(s) are only required from students who are offered acceptance to the program
  • IRS 1040 or 1040A form from parent/guardian(s) - only required for students identifying as 'low-income'.

Selection Process

  • Only complete applications are reviewed. "Complete" refers to submission of all required documents as well as completion of all fields of the online application.
  • Once the application deadline has passed, a team of reviewers will begin review of all complete applications.
  • The top 100 candidates are selected for a phone interview. No in-person interviews will be conducted.


  • Application Opens: November 1, 2023, @12 AM EST 
  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2024, @11:59 PM EST 
  • Phone/Zoom Interview Notifications: March 4, 2024, @ 5 PM EST 
  • Phone/Zoom Interviews: March 7-15, 2024
  • Admission Notifications: March 22, 2024, @12 PM EST
  • 2024 NYC Program Span: May 20th - August 2nd, 2024
  • 2024 CDC Showcase: July 29-31, 2024