Admission Requirements – Master of Science in Public Health Data Science


The Master of Science in Public Health Data Science integrates biostatistics, epidemiology, and computer science. Students will be prepared for careers where there is a growing need for individuals who can learn from data to address important questions in public health and biomedical sciences.

Application Deadlines


Priority: December 1st
Final: April 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
code on computer screen

Undergraduate Preparation

Prospective public health data science students should have undergraduate degrees in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science or a related discipline. Undergraduate preparation should have included calculus, statistics, 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.

Submit official transcripts - see instructions at links below.

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