How to Apply: Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Application Criteria

The following criteria must be met to be considered for admission to the Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology program:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university
  • Satisfactory conduct record

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted before the drop/add deadline of the semester to which you are applying. The relevant deadlines are below:

Summer A/C 2018 May 15, 2018
Summer B 2018 July 3, 2018
Fall 2018 August 28, 2018
Spring 2019 January 11, 2019
Summer A/C 2019 May 14, 2019
Summer B 2019 July 2, 2019
Fall 2019 August 26, 2019
Spring 2020 January 10, 2020
Summer A/C 2020 May 12, 2020
Summer B 2020 June 30, 2020

Application Instructions

Applicants must apply to and be accepted by both the UF Office of Admissions and the Department of Epidemiology. Download an application checklist to assist with your application submission.


Step 1: Complete the University of Florida online Certificate Application. Under CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS, select either the currently enrolled UF student application or the non-UF student application.

The following items are needed for review by the Graduate School:

  • Correct program information specified in the University of Florida online Certificate Application:
    • Certificate Level: Graduate
    • Certificate Program: College of Public Health and Health Professions (not College of Medicine) – Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Non-refundable application fee ($30, plus a $7 credit card processing fee). The application fee is required from all students applying to a graduate program, including current and former UF students. The application fee may only be paid by credit card on the University of Florida online Application for Graduate Admission.
  • Official transcripts from each previous institution attended. International applicants must provide an official literal (exact) English translation for the native language transcripts and diploma/degree certificates, if the language of instruction at the institutions attended was not English. International applicants must also submit an official degree certificate for each previous degree awarded.
  • If applicable, proof of Florida residency.

Official transcripts should be sent to the following address:

For courier (such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL) delivery:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
Gainesville, FL
32611-4000

For US Postal Service delivery:

University of Florida
Office of Admissions
201 Criser Hall
PO Box 114000
Gainesville, FL
32611-4000

Transcripts can also be sent electronically to te@admissions.ufl.edu. The University of Florida accepts electronic transcripts from Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, and eScrip.


Step 2: Complete the departmental application

The following items are needed for review by the Department of Epidemiology.

  • Professional statement of purpose of no more than 500 words explaining your career goals and how you expect this certificate to help you achieve them
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

Email your departmental application materials to abihummel@ufl.edu, or mail to:

For courier (such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL) delivery:

Abigail Hummel
Department of Epidemiology
University of Florida
2004 Mowry Road
Room 4236
Gainesville, FL
32610-3010

For US Postal Service delivery:

Abigail Hummel
Department of Epidemiology
University of Florida
2004 Mowry Road
PO Box 100231
Gainesville, FL
32610-3010


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