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Are you ready to apply to the Department of Epidemiology? All applicants to our degree programs must apply to and be accepted by both the UF Office of Admissions and the department. If you are interested in the Certificate of Psychiatric Epidemiology, apply here.

Please note: The Department of Epidemiology does not process any MPH applications. Applicants interested in the MPH program should apply using these application instructions and not the ones below. Any questions regarding the MPH application process should be directed to the MPH contact form.

Who will review my application?

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.

Applicants to the Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Concentration are reviewed by academic faculty and staff specific to the MPH program. The Department of Epidemiology does not process any MPH applications. Applicants interested in the MPH program should apply using these application instructions and not the ones below. Any questions regarding the MPH application process should be directed to the MPH contact form.

What about SOPHAS?

The Department of Epidemiology does not utilize SOPHAS in its application procedure for applicants to the PhD in Epidemiology and the Master of Science in Epidemiology. Any documents sent to SOPHAS will not be seen by the Department of Epidemiology.

The Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Concentration does require a SOPHAS application. Applicants interested in the MPH program should apply using these application instructions and not the ones below. Any questions regarding the MPH application process should be directed to the MPH contact form.


Application Instructions

  • Apply using the UF online Application for Graduate Admissions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. PhD 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: Upload a single file that contains your unofficial GRE and, if applicable, English proficiency examination scores. GRE scores must include the percentiles. This will significantly speed up the processing of your application at the Office of Admissions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Arrange to have official transcripts sent from each previous institution attended. International applicants must also send official degree certificates and English translations, if applicable.
  • Arrange to have official GRE and, if applicable, English proficiency examination scores sent directly from the testing agency.

Where should I send my official transcripts and test scores?

Official GRE and TOEFL scores should be sent to the University of Florida, code 5812.

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

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
32611-4000

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.


Temporary Emergency English Test Policy Adjustment

Acceptable alternative indicators of English language proficiency in lieu of IELTS and TOEFL scores may include:

  • TOEFL ITP Plus for China scores
  • Pearson PTE Academic scores
  • Duolingo scores
  • Documented departmental interviews (in person or via Skype/Zoom)
  • Documentation of extensive experience with living and working in an English-language environment
  • Any combination of these alternatives