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How to Apply (MS & PhD Program)


  • If applying for the MS in Clinical & Translational Research, view how to apply.
  • If applying for the Certificate in Clinical & Translational Research, view how to apply.
  • If applying for the Molecular Epidemiology in Children's Environmental Health Training Program (MECEH), view how to apply.

Epidemiology Funding Opportunities

Only students applying to the full-time PhD program in Epidemiology are eligible to receive University Graduate Assistantship and/or Scholarship (UGA/UGS) funding. UGA/UGS funding is not available for our MS or part-time PhD programs in Epidemiology.

Graduate Assistant funding applications must be submitted with all requested materials by December 15th of the year prior to intake.

UGA/UGS funding is also not available for our MS or Certificate programs in Clinical and Translational Research, but students are encouraged to see if they’re eligible to obtain tuition funding from their department or employer.

Application Deadlines

Semester Master of Science Doctor of Philosophy
Spring 2025 11/1/2024 12/1/2024
Summer 2025 Closed Closed
Fall 2025 6/1/2025 6/1/2025
Spring 2026 Closed Closed
Summer 2026 Closed Closed

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DEPHS Frequently Asked Questions

Application Materials

  • Contact Information
  • College(s) attended, including any current or incomplete enrollment
  • Selection of your desired program, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy
  • CV or resume, which should include your academic history, professional experience, involvement with volunteer, community, and/or diversity-related activities, honors, awards, publications, presentations, and research experience (as appropriate).
  • Statement of Purpose, which should describe how your combination of personal, academic, and professional experiences led you to pursue a graduate education in Epidemiology and why the UC Epidemiology program in particular matches your interests in a way that will help you fulfill your career goals.
  • Unofficial Transcripts for ALL higher education institutions attended; official copies are required if offered admission
  • Three Letters of Recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic or professional background; all recommendations must be submitted on official letterhead and include the recommender's signature.
  • Official GRE scores (University of Cincinnati Code: 1833)
  • Option al - Statement of Research: 1-2 page writing sample from your past work. This could be a manuscript, research paper, or other form of narrative, and should relate to the subject matter of the program.
  • PhD Only: Prior Research Experience, on average, in hours per week for the past year

GRE waiver will be considered for those who have obtained a graduate degree within the United States in a relevant STEM or health-related professional field. Contact to provide documentation.

International Students also need:

Arrange to have all official transcripts sent to:

Graduate College
University of Cincinnati
2618 University Circle
PO Box 210091
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0091

Additionally, many schools now send transcripts electronically. The Graduate College accepts electronic transcripts sent directly by the school as official transcripts. These documents can be sent to

Transcript Submission for Admission: If offered program admission, the University of Cincinnati requires submission of official transcripts from all students for all colleges and universities attended. These must be official, therefore copies cannot replace official records from higher educational institutions attended. They must be provided by the end of your first term or you will be denied registration until they are received.

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions: Admissions.

Applicants recommended for admission may be interviewed prior to a final admissions determination.

The Admissions Committee takes into account many factors for admissions decisions.

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Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences
Division of Epidemiology
Kettering Lab Building
Room 133
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056
Mail Location: 0056

Phone: 513-558-5704