PhD in Health Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I have questions about the program (structure, focus, research opportunities, etc.). Who should I contact?
Please contact Dr. Corinna Haberland - Email: corinnah@stanford.edu.  For questions related to the application process, please email the HRP education program manager HRPadmissions@stanford.edu. 

Q. Do I need to identify and connect with a mentor before or during my application?
No, advisors will be assigned to accepted students shortly before the start of their first quarter.

Q. I was unable to get a GRE test date early enough to guarantee that my scores will be submitted by the application deadline. Can they be submitted after that date?
We understand that sometimes scheduling conflicts can result in later-than-desirable GRE test dates. As long as the GRE exam is taken before the application deadline, scores will be accepted up to 3 weeks after the deadline date. However, an applicant's exam results are an integral part of her/his application and receiving GRE scores after the application deadline could make an accurate assessment of an application difficult.

Q:  Can I submit my World Education Services (WES) transcripts?

Credential evaluations submitted by WES/other international credential service providers do not fulfill the offiical transcript requirement.  We recommend that you use the options within the application.  You can also find more information and guidance at the Stanford Graduate Admissions page for international applicants.