School of Public Health

How to Apply

Thank you for considering graduate study in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. To better understand our application process, please review the admissions deadlines and requirements detailed below. 

Unsure which degree to apply for? Contact an advisor or review our program descriptions.

Applications to the MS, MPH, and PhD program are reviewed once a year for entry the following Autumn quarter. The next admissions cycle will be for Autumn 2019.

October 1: First day the online application is made available

November 23: Last day to apply for an application fee waiver

December 1: Application and all supporting materials are due

January: PhD admission results sent via email

February: Master’s admission results sent via email

March: Admitted Students Visit Days

The UW Department of Epidemiology is currently revising its Application Instructions. The revised Application Instructions, and the online application, will be available by October 1. A list of the basic materials needed for an application is below.

1. Unofficial transcripts from previous colleges and universities

2. CV or Resume

3. Statement of Purpose

4. Personal History Statement

5. 3 Recommendations (All recommenders should hold advanced degrees)

6. Official GRE scores (MPH and MS applicants with an earned MD from a U.S. institution are exempted. Applicants who have earned a foreign MD equivalent may be exempted if they are both 1) USMLE certified, and 2) concurrently participating in a University of Washington medical fellowship program.

7. Official TOEFL scores for applicants whose native language is not English (Official IELTS scores from an exam taken prior to June 1, 2017, but no more than 2 years old at the time of application, are an acceptable substitution)

8. Online application form along with application fee