Admissions Timeline

Deadlines

You are strongly encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to ensure it is reviewed before the program has reached capacity.

Notifications will be delivered through the online application system.

Fall
Deadlines
All Students
Priority Deadline January 15
The application review period begins. All applications completed by this date will receive a decision within 6 weeks.
Deadline May 15
All applications completed after January 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
International Students
Recommended Application Date March 15
Students requiring an F-1 visa are strongly advised to apply by this date. All applications completed by this date will receive a decision within 6 weeks; contact us for exceptions.
Spring
Deadlines
The program does not have a Spring intake.

 

Applicant Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent
  • Demonstrable evidence of promise in the field of narrative medicine.

Application Process

  1. Gather all materials and enter all requested information in the online application form. See Application Requirements below
  2. Submit your online application and fee payment.
  3. Receive an admissions decision notification online.

international students

  1. Immediately after receiving your letter of admission, complete the Application for Visa Certificate. See Visa Requirements below

 

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application form

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

  • Your résumé

  • Two letters of recommendation

  • Statement of academic purpose (No more than 750 words)

  • Evidence of promise in the field of narrative medicine

  • An admissions interview may be required

  •  Students whose native language is not English must include proof of English proficiency.

  •  International students must fulfill visa requirements.

Mailing Address and Contact Information

All submitted materials should clearly bear the applicant’s name and the name of the program to which he or she is applying.

Narrative Medicine Program
Office of Enrollment Management
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902

Phone 212-854-9666

Email

apply@sps.columbia.edu
Office hours
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.