Applications should be submitted through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) at www.SOPHAS.org. Remember to designate the University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, as one of your school choices along with your desired program. The University of Maryland School of Public Health GRE Code in SOPHAS is 0485 (the GRE is required in all applications). For more information, including program deadline dates, please see http://sph.umd.edu/content/graduate-admissions.

Admissions Criteria:

MPH applications are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; outstanding performance in quantitative-oriented courses.
  • 3 letters of recommendation that address your academic capabilities.
  • Your statement of purpose should address each of the following questions: 1) describe your specific interest in epidemiology or biostatistics; 2) what previous experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in epidemiology or biostatistics; and 3) how do you believe UMD’s program will help you reach your career goals.
  • Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in mathematics, statistical methods, and/or statistics software packages.

Ph.D. applications are reviewed with consideration to the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; outstanding performance in relevant courses.
  • Completion of master's degree.
  • 3 letters of recommendation that address academic capabilities.
  • The statement of purpose should address each of the following questions: 1) describe your specific areas of interest within epidemiology; 2) which primary faculty members in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics do you think most closely share your areas of interest; 3) what previous experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in epidemiology; 4) how do you believe UMD’s program will help you reach your career goals; and 5) how do you see yourself using this degree in the five years following graduation?
  • Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in human biology or physiology, demonstration of proficiency in statistical methods and statistical software, and research presentation or publication experience.
  • Applicants are strongly recommended to communicate with the epidemiology faculty member in their area(s) of interest before applying. 

If you have any questions or concerns about applying, please contact:

Xin He, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
xinhe@umd.edu
301-405-2551