PhD Program

Admissions Requirements

 Students entering our PhD program come from diverse academic backgrounds. However, command of a certain basic body of epidemiologic knowledge is needed to access both courses and the scientific literature. Many students admitted directly to the PhD track will already possess a master’s degree, but this is not a requirement. If appropriate coursework has not been completed at the time of application, students should describe a plan for doing so. In some cases, the courses can be taken after admission.

Results from a recent Graduate Record Examination (within five years) are required. Subject test scores can be submitted but are not required. Other standardized tests (e.g. MCAT, LSAT) may not substitute for the GRE.

TOEFL scores are required for students whose native language is not English, but may be waived for those who hold a bachelors or master’s degree from a US institution.

The online application for the Epidemiology doctoral program opens on September 1st, 2015.  The application deadline is December 15, 2015 for Fall 2016 admission.