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How to Apply

The Interprofessional Healthcare Studies DSc and PhD programs accept applications for admission every other year. The application to the Interprofessional Healthcare Studies programs will become available in late 2019 to enroll students in August 2020.

  1. Review the Application Requirements
  2. Submit an Application & Fee
    • The application will become available in late 2019 for enrollment in August 2020.
    • All applicants are required to submit a $75, non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit Official Transcripts
    • Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. Do not send transcripts until the 2019-20 application has been opened.
    • Only official transcripts will be accepted.
    • If you have studied outside the U.S., you will need to have your transcripts evaluated for U.S. equivalency using services like or
  4. Submit Letters of Recommendation
    • Two letters of recommendation are required from those who are familiar with your abilities and can speak to your potential to succeed in a doctoral program. We encourage letter writers to share their contact information. Letters must include a signature and be on official letterhead.
    • Letters must be submitted through RFUCAS.
    • Students who have completed a master's degree at RFU must present a letter of support from the Department Chair of their master's program.
  5. Submit GRE Test Scores
    • Send the scores through ETS to Institution Code: 1117.
    • Official TOEFL scores report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of any applicant who does not hold US citizenship or permanent residency.
    • The admissions committee will consider waiving this requirement if:
      1. You have been a full-time student in a United States college or university for at least two consecutive years.
      2. You are from a country in which English is the primary language.
  6. Submit a Personal Statement
    • You are required to submit a statement indicating why you wish to enroll in the program.
  7. Submit a Writing Sample
    • You are required to submit a self-selected example that you consider to be your best written work demonstrating your ability to think and write critically.
    • Co-authored articles will not be accepted to complete the writing sample requirement.
  8. Technical Standards

For any questions relating to how to apply, contact us.