Applicants to this School of Public Health program should apply through SOPHAS, a centralized application service for accredited schools and programs in public health. The application opens in mid-August each year.
The Ph.D. program in Epidemiology provides students with the training to become independent researchers in academia, government, and industry.
Using sophisticated study designs, statistical analyses, field investigations, and laboratory techniques, epidemiology students investigate the cause of a disease, its distribution (geographic, ecological, and social), method of transmission, and measures for control and prevention. The doctoral program is designed to provide students with the training to become independent researchers. The master's program is designed to provide advanced training in theory and practice and an opportunity for research synthesis in the form of a thesis.
Epidemiology faculty are members of the Department of Epidemiology and the School of Public Health, which are home to several world-class research centers, such as the Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology, the Center for Gerontology and Health Services Research, the Centers for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, the International Health Institute, the Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine and the Center for Statistical Sciences. Students in epidemiology have the opportunity to collaborate and conduct research with faculty at many of these centers.
Major areas of faculty activity include cardiovascular disease, nutritional epidemiology, cancer, mental illness, HIV/AIDS, international health, and others. Two particular strengths of the program in epidemiology are a high faculty to student ratio, providing excellent opportunities for supervised research, and the opportunity to pursue a minor concentration in health services research.
Application in SOPHAS, which includes:
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Official Transcripts
- Personal Statement
- GRE General: Not required
- Application Fee
- Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS if applicable)
- Transcript Evaluation (if applicable)
Comprehensive application requirements are detailed on the School of Public Health's admissions requirements website.
Application Deadline: December 15
The application for fall 2022 admission will open in late August.