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Clinical & Population Health Research Admission Requirements

Eligibility Requirements 

Typically, applicants hold: 

  • A master's degree in public health or a master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, or other discipline with quantitative training OR a PharmD, MD, or other relevant doctoral degree. 
  • One year of graduate level biostatistics and one year of epidemiology or other research methods training with a B or better. 
  • Demonstrated superior academic performance  
  • Experience in research settings preferred, and the ability to engage in quantitative or qualitative research 

Admissions Process 

Complete applications contain the following, with a January 1 priority deadline and May 1 final one: 

  • Submitted application and $80 fee 
  • Unofficial transcripts from any college attended  
  • A personal statement of two pages describing: 
    • educational expectations 
    • career aspirations 
    • research experience 
    • special qualifications  
    • which faculty or research programs at UMMS with which you would like to engage  
  • Resume or CV 
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to assess past academic performance, research experience, and prospective success in doctoral level work 
  • International applicants are required to submit an official course-by-course evaluation from a NACES member and unofficial TOEFL or IELTS scores.

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