Applicants for the Summer Program must:
The ideal applicant should:
- be a US citizen or permanent resident (proof of permanent residency must be provided)
- From a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American
Indian/Alaskan Natives, Pacific Islander or Multiracial/Biracial).
- OOR a first-generation college student (neither parent or legal guardian has a bachelor's degree) as defined by the U.S.
Department of Education.
- OR a low-income
student as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
- OR a disabled student according to the definition of the Americans
with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section
504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
- Carry health insurance during the 4 weeks of the Summer Program. No exceptions can be made.
- be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better, and have completed coursework in calculus;
- be a student interested in pursuing graduate studies in public health, biostatistics, or epidemiology.
- Completed Application Form
- Two Recommendation Letters, preferably from faculty members who can
attest to the applicant's overall suitability for research, motivation,
and classroom performance;
- Official Transcripts;
- Personal Statement describing background, experience and reason for
interest in the program (1 page maximum).
Completed application form and supporting materials for
the Summer Program must be postmarked by FEBRUARY 15.
Our Diversity Committee meets in March to make decisions. Decision letters
will be mailed to applicants in April. Typically, the program accepts
Students will be provided with round-trip airfare, housing, and course
materials. In addition, participants will receive a stipend to cover meals