MS in Epidemiology
Application Requirements Quick Reference List
Fall 2016 Admission:
February 15, 2016
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 valid test scores must have been taken within the last 5 years. 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:
- the candidate’s reason for studying health services research
- her/his desired particular area of study within the department
- the anticipated value of health services research training at Boston University to the candidate’s personal career plans
- the relevance of her/his prior education and experience
CV or Résumé
Dr. Ann Aschengrau