Apply to Epidemiology

Are you ready to apply to the Department of Epidemiology?

The application process and deadlines for our degree programs, such as the PhD in Epidemiology, Master of Science in Epidemiology, and Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology, vary based on the program. To apply for any of these programs, you must submit your application to both the UF Office of Admissions and the department and be accepted by both. If you are interested in the T32 training programs, you should apply for those simultaneously. Note: The Department of Epidemiology does not process any Master of Public Health: Epidemiology Concentration applications. Applicants interested in the MPH program should apply through the PHHP Master of Public Health website.

Our certificate programs have different application criteria to apply. For information on how to apply for our Certificate of Psychiatric Epidemiology, please refer to the CPE Application Instructions.

Application Deadlines

PhD in Epidemiology

  • Fall Priority Deadline – December 1st
  • Applications are not accepted in the Spring.
  • Summer C – (applications only accepted if also applying to the NIDA T32 Training Program)

Master of Science in Epidemiology

  • Priority Deadline – March 15th
  • US Applicants Deadline – June 15th
  • International Applicants Deadline – March 15th

Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Concentration

Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology

Application Review Process

All applicants to the PhD in Epidemiology and Master of Science in Epidemiology programs are reviewed by the Office of Admissions and by an admissions committee within the Department of Epidemiology. International applicants undergo additional review by the international team at the Office of Admissions.

Please Note: Applicants to the Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Concentration are reviewed by to the PHHP Master of Public Health program. The Department of Epidemiology does not process any MPH applications.

Application Instructions

  1. Apply using the UF online Application for Graduate Admissions
  2. The following information must be input correctly in order for your application to be processed by the Department of Epidemiology:
    • Location of Intended Program: Main Campus – Gainesville
    • College: Public Health and Health Professions
    • Degree: Epidemiology
      • Select Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Science as appropriate.
  3. Upload unofficial transcripts for each previous degree received. This will significantly speed up the processing of your application at the Office of Admissions.
    • International applicants should also upload an unofficial degree certificate for each previous degree received.
    • All documents not originally issued in English must include a literal English translation.
  4. In the “Additional Questions” portion of the application, upload all of the following documents:
    • Statement of Purpose: Upload a professional statement of purpose outlining objectives that match the philosophy and focus of the program to which you are applying. Ph.D. applicants must include the names of at least two core or joint faculty members working in your research area of interest with whom you would like to work.
    • Resume: Upload a current curriculum vitae (CV).
    • Other Upload: If applicable, upload your unofficial English proficiency examination scores. This will significantly speed up the processing of your application at the Office of Admissions.
  5. Input contact information for at least three recommenders. Three letters of recommendation are required by the Department of Epidemiology, at least two of which must be from academic references. The online graduate application will automatically send a request to each of your recommenders to complete a letter of recommendation within the online application system. All letters of recommendation must be submitted on letterhead and must include the signature of the recommender.
  6. Pay the non-refundable application fee ($30, plus a $7 credit card processing fee). The application fee is required of all students applying to a certificate program, including current and former UF students. The application fee may only be paid by credit card on the UF online graduate application.
  7. Arrange to have official transcripts sent from each previous institution attended. International applicants must also send official degree certificates and English translations, if applicable.
  8. If applicable, arrange to have official English proficiency examination scores sent directly from the testing agency.

Official transcripts and Test Scores

Official TOEFL scores should be sent to the University of Florida, code 5812. Official transcripts may be sent electronically to The University of Florida accepts electronic transcripts from Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, and eScrip. The Department of Epidemiology does not monitor the status of official transcripts and test scores that are sent to the Office of Admissions. Be sure to monitor the application status portal available to you once you submit your application, and contact the Office of Admissions by using the Office of Admissions contact form or by calling 352-392-1365 with any questions about the status of your official transcripts and test scores. Any official documents that need to be sent by mail, such as transcripts and IELTS scores, should be sent to the following address:

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