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Application Submission Instructions

I. General Directions

To apply for admission to the Epidemiology Department at the University of Washington applicants must complete the Graduate School on-line application, upload items to the UW Graduate Admissions system, and send official transcripts to the Department of Epidemiology.

II. Deadlines - Apply between October 1 and December 1. Applications started prior to Oct. 1 may be using the previous year's application, and need additional documents.

III. Admission Criteria - Read before applying.

IV. Items for online Graduate School Application

Click on each linked item in advance of application to view detailed requirements
. Be sure to read the Graduate Admissions instructions within the online application in detail. References, test scores, and official transcripts are due 2 weeks after the online submission deadline, although earlier is strongly preferred.

All uploaded documents, including references must be in PDF.

V. Transcript Requirement to Enroll

VI. Additional Requirements for International Students or Holders of a Foreign Degree
Read information at Required Application Materials for International Applicants

  • Have your official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score sent directly from the testing organization to UW so it arrives by December 15, earlier preferred.
  • Be prepared to send all of the following to UW Graduate Admissions after receiving an admission email from the Epidemiology Department. You will receive directions about how and where to send the items at that time.
    • Copy of UW application form with original signature from international applicants
    • Financial Ability Form (specific UW form) and official financial documents from international applicants
    • Copy of official visa eligibility certificate, visa stamp, I-94, and any current visa forms, if applicable
    • A letter from the registrar of your institution certifying that your bachelor's degree institution only uses English must be sent to the Graduate School with a copy to Epidemiology. See English Language for more information

VI. Questions:
Click on the appropriate item above.

  • Application Content or UW Procedure Questions: epi@uw.edu or 206-685-1762
  • Problems with online application system: uwgrad@uw.edu
  • Completion Questions: Log back into your UW application (or contact epiadvis@uw.edu or 206-543-1065). We do not begin processing applications until November so will not be able to answer completion questions until then. Please DO NOT contact us about the completeness of your application before submitting it or for two weeks afterward. If you submit near the deadline, wait a week after the deadline to contact us to allow for processing.

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    This page was last updated on December 10, 2013