Admission Requirements – Master of Science in Molecular Epidemiology

Overview

The Master of Science in Molecular Epidemiology is designed for students interested in statistical methods and biomedical research design. This program encourages applicants with undergraduate degrees in quantitative biological sciences or other related fields.

Application Deadlines

Fall

Priority: December 1st
Final: May 1st

Spring

October 1st

Summer

March 1st

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program should satisfy all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Applicants not meeting Graduate School requirements for regular standing may, with approval of the Graduate School, be conditionally admitted to select programs.

The GRE is not required.

A Bachelor's degree and minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Official transcripts must be received from each accredited college or university attended.

A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation

ALL letters must be less than a year old and on department letterhead. At least one letter must be academic. Letters from peer colleagues or friends will not be accepted.

Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose should be approximately 2-3 pages.

Curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume
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Undergraduate Preparation

Prospective epidemiology students may have clinical backgrounds in psychology, public health, allied health or biological sciences. Undergraduate preparation should have included applied statistics, college algebra, an introductory course in calculus, and basic computer programming.

How to Apply

Apply to the program via SOPHAS

Prepare to apply by gathering all materials and information to complete your online application. These materials include personal statement, resume/CV, recommender’s information, personal, financial and education information.

Create a SOPHAS account and complete all parts of the online application.

Pay application fee.

Send official transcripts to SOPHAS.

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