The Ph.D. degree is designed to prepare independent researchers for careers in population health data science. This unique interdisciplinary program offers coursework and experiential training in the application of methodological theory and concepts to address the practical challenges of conducting population-based, clinical, and translational research.
The minimum GPA and TOEFL/IELTS admissions requirements for the Ph.D. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics program are the same as for the Graduate School. However, the number of admissions is limited, and admissions decisions are made on a competitive basis. All applicants must have successfully completed two semesters of calculus and must have a master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field.
Students who are admitted to the Ph.D. program will be required to complete a secondary UK Graduate School application to accept admission to the program.
Dr. Erin Abner
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