Admission Requirements

Fee: $60 for the online application

Process: You’ll apply through the Centralized Application Service for Public Health and then fill out Temple’s supplemental application.

Program Prerequisites: To apply for the Epidemiology PhD program at Temple, you must have a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline. Most applicants also have master’s degrees; preference is given to those with backgrounds in epidemiology, the health sciences and statistics.

Application Components

  1. Recommendations: Submit three letters of recommendation from evaluators, preferably university/college faculty who can give insight into your academic abilities and speak to your capacity for doctoral-level research and study.

  2. Prerequisite courses: You’ll need to have taken coursework in data analysis, epidemiology, research methods and statistics. Courses in behavioral, natural and social sciences will also help your chance of admission.

  3. Goals statement: In 750 words or fewer, articulate your academic and research achievements and interests thus far. Detail how your engagement in epidemiology relates to your career goals and the work of faculty members associated with Temple’s PhD program. Aligning your interests with the work of faculty members plays a significant role in admissions decisions, so try to emphasize linkages wherever you can. View descriptions of faculty research interests.

  4. Writing sample: Submit a writing sample of no more than 10 pages unless it is a published work. The department prefers academic professional papers, scholarly articles and technical reports.

  5. GRE score: The median score of recently admitted students include 153 on the verbal section and 144 on the quantitative section. This requirement can be waived for doctoral candidates with a terminal degree from an accredited U.S. institution.

  6. A Current résumé or CV must be submitted with your application.

Additional Requirements for International Students

A minimum TOEFL score of 79 iBT or 550 PBT is required.
A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 would also be considered.
See all international graduate applicant requirements.

Application Deadlines

 Applications are now being accepted for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2018 semesters. Submit your application.