Master of Science in Epidemiology
Application Requirements Quick Reference List
The application will open on August 17, 2017. The priority deadline for the fall semester is Thursday, February 1, 2018.*
*Admissions recommends that all applicants for the MPH, MS, and DrPH programs submit applications by the priority deadline in order to receive equal consideration for the available seats within each program as well as available scholarship funds. Applications will continue to be reviewed after the priority deadline on a rolling basis.
Bachelor’s degree attainment or work in progress. A bachelor’s degree must be conferred before attending SPH.
Standardized Test Scores
GRE, GMAT, or MCAT. Official test scores must have been taken within the last 5 years to be considered valid. Applicants may not waive this requirement.
Institution Code: 3101
Department Code: Any
Reporting Code: P42-GS-99
Reporting Code: SOPHAS
In addition, international applicants must submit an English language proficiency exam. Applicants may submit the TOEFL or IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS exams are considered valid for two (2) years from the date the exam was administered.
Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
If you are currently in a degree program, you are required to submit a current official transcript showing completed coursework and all work in progress. If you are accepted for admission, a final official transcript after degree conferral must be submitted directly to Boston University prior to matriculation.
SPH reserves the right to reevaluate your application for admission upon receipt of the final official transcript.
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
SOPHAS provides an electronic submission process for all letters of recommendation.
Statement of Purpose and Objectives
This statement should include the following elements:
- Reason for studying epidemiology.
- Desired area of study within the department.
- The anticipated value of epidemiology training at Boston University to the candidate’s personal career plans.
- Relevance of prior education and experience to pursuing this degree.
CV or Résumé
Upon receipt of your application from SOPHAS, you will be provided with a link to complete our brief supplemental application. Though a credit card is required, there is no fee for this application.