MS in Health Services and Systems Research
Application Requirements Quick Reference List
Currently accepting applications.
- Bachelor’s degree attainment or work in progress. A bachelor’s degree must be conferred before attending SPH. Applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in a field related to health services research (i.e., social/behavioral science, epidemiology, management, biological sciences, or health professions) or must have completed substantial coursework in one of these fields.
- Applicants must complete a minimum of one semester of college-level calculus and one semester of college-level statistics, each with a passing grade of B or better.
At least 1–2 years of research experience is strongly encouraged.
Standardized Test Scores
GRE, GMAT, or MCAT. Official valid test scores must have been taken within the last 5 years. Applicants may not waive this requirement.
Institution Code: 3101*
Department Code: Any
Reporting Code: P42-GS-99
Reporting Code: “SOPHAS”
In addition, international applicants must submit an English language proficiency exam. Applicants may submit the TOEFL or IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS exams are considered valid for two (2) years from the date the exam was administered.
Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
If you are currently in a degree program, you are required to submit a current official transcript showing completed coursework and all work in progress. If you are accepted for admission, a final official transcript after degree conferral must be submitted directly to Boston University prior to matriculation.
SPH reserves the right to reevaluate your application for admission upon receipt of the final official transcript.
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
SOPHAS provides an electronic submission process for all letters of recommendation.
Statement of Purpose and Objectives
This statement should include the following elements:
CV or Résumé
Upon receipt of your application from SOPHAS, you will be provided with a link to complete our brief supplemental application. Though a credit card is required, there is no fee for this application.
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