PhD in Epidemiology

DOCTORATE OF PHILOSOPHY IN EPIDEMIOLOGY


 APPLICATION DEADLINES

 All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission 

Admission Semester Early Decision Domestic International
Fall March 1 June 1 March 1
* Students that would like to be considered for assistantship should apply by the March 1 Early Decision deadline.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above in previous course work.
  • Masters degree in epidemiology or related field.
  • Course Prerequisite: Transcript should demonstrate a grade of  B (3.0 on 4.0 scale) or better in a Calculus I course.
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.

    • At least two letters from faculty members from the applicant’s previous program who can attest to the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully a PhD program in epidemiology are preferred. When previous graduate training was completed more than 3 years ago, letters from other academic or professional references may be substituted.
    • A statement of intent which describes the applicant’s rationale for pursuing the PhD in epidemiology,area(s)of research interest and career goals.
    • A resume or curriculum vitae.
    • Official scores on the Graduate Record Examination.
      • Scores on the General Test and any appropriate Advanced Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must reach the Graduate Studies Office before the application can be considered. Official score reports from the Educational Testing Service are required. Photocopies will not be accepted. Under no circumstances will we accept GRE scores that are more than five years old.
      • GRE Institutional Code 6896

 

  • Additional Requirements for Foreign Applicants

    • FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation. The transcript evaluation must be a course by course evaluation that identifies and describes each diploma or certificate with periods of education and equivalency of each document.  The preferred services are: World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Other services approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) will also be accepted. Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If photo static copies are provided, the copies must be certified after duplication as true copies of the original document. Transcripts should clearly indicate the grades received or the standing attained on required examinations. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred official degree statements must also be provided. 
    • TOEFL AND GRE SCORES: Applicants from foreign countries where English is not the primary language must present official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and official scores on the Graduate Record Examination. A score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 80 on the internet-based TOEFL is required. Scores on the General Test and any appropriate Advanced Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) must reach the Graduate Studies Office before the application can be considered. Official score reports from the Educational Testing Service are required. Photocopies will not be accepted. Under no circumstances will we accept GRE scores that are more than five years old. Computer-based scores from the People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong), Korea, and Taiwan will not be accepted if taken prior to July 2003. Foreign students admitted for graduate study on the basis of undergraduate work completed in a college or university in which instruction is in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate acceptable proficiency in English before they will be eligible for admission to candidacy for a Master’s degree or for approval of their program of studies for the Ph.D. degree.
      • GRE Institutional Code 6896
    • TOEFL requirement will be waived for applicants with Master's degrees from institutions where the language of instruction is English.

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APPLICATION  PROCESS

The PhD students must apply to UNMC Graduate Studies Office. 

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All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Epidemiology
Lorena Baccaglini, DDS, PhD
Graduate Program Chair
Phone: 402-552-6634
Email: epidirector@unmc.edu

UNMC Graduate Studies Office
Phone Number: (402) 559-6531
Email: unmcgraduatestudies@unmc.edu

Contact us
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4395
Phone: 402-559-4248

 

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