Search Close Search
Search Close Search
Page Menu

Population Health Sciences Admission Requirements

Learn more about the Population Health Sciences Program

Eligibility Requirements 

Typically, applicants hold:

  • 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, 11:59pm (EST) priority deadline and May 1, 11:59pm (EST) final one: 

  • Submitted application and nonrefundable $80 fee 
  • 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. A master’s degree is not required for those who have recently completed a Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program.
  • 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 UMass Chan 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.