PhD Eligibility and Application Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • Earned master’s degree prior to entering the PhD (Master’s degrees that provide primarily clinical training do not automatically fulfill this eligibility criteria. If you have questions about this please contact Epi at
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in most recent 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits
  • English language proficiency requirements (non-native English speakers)

Application Requirements

The application deadline for Fall 2024 admission has passed. The application for Fall 2025 entry will open on September 1, 2024.

PhD applicants are required to submit an application through UW Graduate School online application system. Please apply to only one degree program and track within Epi. The UW Department of Epidemiology will only review one application per applicant

  • Start your application here by clicking on the “Create a Profile” link or the “Log into your account” link, if you already have a profile in the UW Graduate School online application system.
  • After creating or logging into your profile click “Create a new application.”
  • On the Program Information Page, choose “Graduate” for question 1.
  • Choose Epidemiology – Public Health – General Track (PhD) for question 2.
  • Complete all request sections of the application.
  • When all application sections are complete, pay the $90 application fee and submit the application.
    • Eligible applicants may apply for a fee waiver (applicants who would attend the UW on an F or J visa are not eligible for a fee waiver).

Application Materials

Deadline to submit: December 2, 2024 (11:59pm Pacific Time)

Epi PhD applicants submit the following into their UW Graduate School online application:

  • List 3-5 Epi Faculty with whom you would be interested in working
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • CV or Resume
  • 3 Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of purpose 
  • English Language Proficiency Requirement (for non-native English speakers only)