Application for Admission – Degree Candidates

Degree-seeking candidates must complete an Application for Admission, and submit letters of evaluation and transcripts (sent directly to the program from the evaluator or issuing institution) to or faxed to (919) 613-6899, Attn: Clinical Leadership Program, Division of Community Health.

A $100 application fee should be sent to:

Clinical Leadership Program,
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health,
DUMC Box 104652,
Durham, NC 27710.

Materials submitted in support of an application will not be released for other purposes and cannot be returned to the applicant.


An official transcript from each post-secondary institution attended should be sent directly to the clinical leadership program by the institution.

Fax: (919) 613-6899. Attn: Clinical leadership Program, Division of Community Health



Clinical Leadership Program,
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health,
DUMC Box 104652,
Durham, NC 27710

Personal or unofficial copies cannot be accepted.

Letters of Evaluation

Three letters of evaluation are required. In addition to a General Letter of Evaluation, one must speak to the candidate's clinical/health profession experience and one must address the candidate's administrative experience.

All letters of evaluation are to be written by people who are qualified to testify to the candidate's capacity for graduate work and, preferably, not all letters are from the same organization.

Letters of evaluation should be completed by each evaluator and emailed or faxed directly to the program. Forms are available for download:

Test Scores

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General (Aptitude) Test is required for applicants who do not hold a graduate degree. Scores must be no more than five years old. Scores must be sent to the Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership program from the Educational Testing Service.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an English-speaking institution must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Test scores must not be more than two years old and an official copy must be sent to Duke University.


Candidates must present proof of current practice licensure (if applicable to profession).

Admissions Interview

Applicant finalists are required to complete an admissions interview either in person or telephonically.