Getting Started: Information for New MPH Students

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Welcome to the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), Yale University, and New Haven. We are excited about having you join us this year and hope to help make your transition to Yale a smooth one. With that in mind, this webpage will provide information on some of the key topics new students are faced with as they prepare to arrive on campus. Please visit this page throughout the coming months, as it will be updated regularly with important information and “to dos” for new students.

Important Dates

As you look to beginning your time at Yale, we strongly advise that you review the 2015-2016 academic calendar for important dates. Please be sure to check out the Current Student Gateway for other important information as well.
Some important upcoming dates and deadlines include:

  • March 27: Admitted Student Open House
  • April 15: Notice of Intent Form and Seat Deposit Due
  • May 31: Photo due for Yale ID card
  • June 20: Required healthcare forms due to Yale Health
  • June 25: Deadline to apply for Yale Payment Plan
  • June 30: Final official transcript(s) due
  • June 30: Orientation for Advanced Professional MPH and Accelerated MBA/MPH students
  • July 1: Tuition due for summer session for Advanced Professional MPH and Accelerated MBA/MPH students
  • July 1: Summer session classes begin for Advanced Professional MPH students and Accelerated MBA/MPH students
  • August 3: Tuition due for fall term
  • August 14: Summer session classes end
  • August 31 and September 1: Orientation for incoming MPH students (mandatory)
  • September 2: Fall term classes begin
  • September 15: Waiver form for health coverage due (only for students who want to waive parts of the coverage – form available in June)
  • October 21-23: Professional Skills Seminar (mandatory for first year MPH students)
  • December 1: Tuition due for spring term

MPH Contacts

Academics: Sarah Harmon

General New Student Questions: Mary Keefe  

Financial Aid: Andre Massiah

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Department Orientation at the School of Public Health will be held in late August prior to the start of the fall term. Details will be sent this summer. Please plan to attend this event. Details will be sent this summer. If you have questions about the MS and PhD orientation program, please contact Melanie Elliot.