To enroll in the International Health Policy program, you must be at least 18 years old and have finished at least one year of full-time study in an undergraduate institution one month prior to the start of the program. 

This program welcomes undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates, and working professionals and is open to domestic and international applicants from around the world. 

There are no prerequisites, as this program is appropriate for all academic backgrounds and offers value to students at beginner and intermediate levels.

You are expected to have a stable internet connection and computer access to complete the virtual program.

How to Apply

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Application Materials

  • Complete online application
  • Motivation statement (word limit: 300)
  • Resume (1-2 pages)
  • Academic transcripts
    • Transcripts detail the courses, dates, grades and grading scales for each year of postsecondary (college or university) education as well as degrees awarded.

    • Unofficial transcripts are accepted. You may upload a PDF copy.

    • Note: If your original transcript is not in English, you must provide a translated transcript in English. 

Application Deadlines

We have 3 application deadlines.

Applications can be submitted anytime before a deadline and will be reviewed after the deadline. Applications are accepted until the program class is filled.

Priority Deadline

  • Application Deadline: May 25, 2021
  • Notification Date: Early June, 2021
  • Reply Date: July 01, 2021

Round 1

  • Application Deadline: July 27, 2021
  • Notification Date: Early August, 2021
  • Reply Date: August 24, 2021

Round 2

  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2021
  • Notification Date: Early September, 2021
  • Reply Date: September 14, 2021

Application Decisions

Decisions are released 1-2 weeks after the application deadline. Admitted students receive details about when and how to accept admission and submit an enrollment deposit.

Program Fee

The program fee for the 2021 program is $2,500 USD.


Apply by the Priority Deadline to receive a $300 discount.

Discounts are also available for:

  • UChicago alumni and staff
  • Applicants recommended by partner institutions
  • Groups of three or more colleagues from one workplace


There is no scholarship available for this program.

Deposit & Payment

Admitted students must submit a non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit to confirm their seat in the program. The deposit will apply to your total program cost. The remaining balance is due at the beginning of the program. 

Admitted students receive details on the payment process. Payment is accepted by credit-card in the application portal. If you would like to submit payment through a bank wire transfer or a third-party funder, then contact our office for detail instructions. Please contact the team (harriscredential@uchicago.edu) if you have any questions on payment processes.