Prospective students

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Faculty in the PGSG advise students in both the Epidemiology and Biostatistics departments. Prospective students can apply to either department. While it is possible to apply to both departments, it is typically not recommended. It is Graduate School policy that an individual may submit no more than three applications during the course of his or her academic career. Prospective students are encouraged to discuss which program will best fit their needs with potential advisors. More details about the application process can be found here.

For more information about the Epidemiology department, visit:


For more information about the Biostatistics department, visit:


Both programs offer a Master’s Degree (42.5 credits or 80 credits) as well as a Doctorate.

Students can apply to the PhD in Biostatistics, or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Population Health Sciences with a primary area of study in Epidemiology.
Doctoral students interested in statistical genetics can apply to either the Department of Biostatistics or Department of Epidemiology.

Students can apply through the Office of Admissions