Eligibility Criteria

Field of Study

Program applicants must have received a doctoral degree in Economics, Political Science, or Sociology during the time period noted below. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously worked extensively in the areas of health or health policy research.

Receipt of Degree

Applicants must have received a doctoral degree, as noted above, after January 1, 2006 but no later than July 15, 2012. For those expecting to receive degrees in 2012, all degree requirements must be completed by July 15, 2012.


All applicants must be citizens of the United States or its territories or have permanent residency status at the time of application to the program.