Students currently completing a master's program in Epidemiology at the University of Washington who wish to continue on to the PhD program, must apply to the Epidemiology Admissions Committee.
Although "internal applicants" are given special consideration for admission to the PhD, passing the Doctoral Preliminary Examination does not guarantee admission into the PhD program.
Students who have received only a failing grade on the doctoral preliminary examination will not be considered for the PhD program.
December 1 of 2nd year of MS/MPH:. Receipt deadline for a) statement of purpose, b) Epidemiology Application Form, and c) current CV.
December 15: Receipt deadline for new references and official GRE scores if not previously
submitted. See GRE exception and additional required application procedures below.
Week after Autumn quarter ends: Unofficial UW transcript from MyUW.
August 1 after 2nd year of MS/MPH. If you pass the Preliminary Exam at the end of your second year, then all of the application materials listed below, including references, are due by August 1, if there is room in the PhD program.
The Admissions Committee prefers to receive applications in December of the student's second year, so that they can be considered along with applications from outside the Department, but may review applications received by August 1, if room.
Submit all of the following items to the Epidemiology Program Office at Epidemiology Admissions, 357236 or epiapply@uw..edu.
Although the Preliminary Exam is not required for admission to the Ph.D. program, it is strongly recommended. Taking the Prelim at the end of the first year will give the Admissions Committee another piece of information, and will also help you complete the PhD in a timely manner, by allowing you to repeat the exam at the end of the second year if you do not pass the first time. However, if after preparing throughout your year and attending the review sessions, you do not feel ready to take the exam, consider waiting until your second year in conjunction with advice from appropriate faculty.
IF ADMITTED, you must complete your MS or MPH degree unless you hold a US doctorate. All requirements for the master's degree must be completed prior to undertaking the doctoral General Examination. You may form your doctoral committee prior to MS or MPH completion. If you hold a US doctorate and decide not to complete an Epidemiology MS/PhD, you must notify the Epidemiology Student Academic Services to petition the Graduate School to change your degree goal in advance of the desired quarter. Timely notification can reduce your tuition if you are an MPH student.
This page was last updated on October 26, 2011