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PhD in Public Health Sciences in Epidemiology

Admission Requirements

Students who have satisfactorily completed the M.S. degree in epidemiology are eligible for the Ph.D. specialization in epidemiology. Students with a master’s degree in a related discipline or an advanced degree (for example, M.D., Ph.D., D.O.) may be accepted also pending evaluation of appropriate training, experience, and coursework.

Previous coursework in mathematics and/or statistics and biological or health sciences (for example, biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, microbiology) is strongly recommended.

Students completing the M.Sc. in clinical investigation sciences or MPH with an epidemiology specialization may be required to complete additional coursework to be accepted into the epidemiology Ph.D. specialization.

The following are required for admission:

  • Formal application through the UofL Graduate School with transcripts and curriculum vitae
  • A one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s background and interested in epidemiology
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Undergraduate GPA at least 3.0 on 4.0 scale
  • Official GRE score taken within the past five years. Scores greater that the 50th percentile on each of the quantitative and verbal sections are recommended.
  • If applicable, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score in at least 60th percentile

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

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