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MS in Epidemiology

Admission Requirements

Students with a prior baccalaureate or more advanced degree in an appropriate field of study, from a regionally accredited university or college are eligible for the M.S. program in epidemiology. Previous coursework in mathematics and/or statistics and biological or health sciences (for example, biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, microbiology) is strongly recommended. Applicants who are judged to not have sufficient prior coursework or experience in these areas may be required to take additional coursework.

The following are additionally required for admission:

  • Undergraduate GPA at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Official GRE scores taken within the past five years. Score greater than the 50th percentile on each of the quantitative and verbal sections is recommended.
  • If applicable, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score in at least 60th percentile
  • Applicants must apply through the Centralized Application Service for Public Health (SOPHAS) at
  • One-page personal statement describing the applicant’s background and interest in epidemiology
  • Two letters of recommendation

Any questions, contact Robin Newlon at or 502-852-3003.

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