Writing Samples


PhD in Public Health (Community-Based and Translational Research) applicants must submit writing samples that demonstrate aptitude for scholarly writing (e. g., literature review, a report of a needs assessment or evaluation project, a master's thesis, or a published article on a public health topic [not slide shows or case notes]). If no examples of your academic or scholarly writing are currently available, the applicant should write a paper as though he/she would submit it for publication in a professional journal. The writing sample should:

  • demonstrate conceptual and analytic skills
  • use appropriate and consistent citation and referencing format
  • demonstrate writing ability