Application to the MS and PhD programs

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Process and Timeline for Fall 2017 Admissions 


General Guidelines

Applicants to any of the MS or PhD programs offered by the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics need to submit their application material through UGA's graduate school. Detailed information regarding the application process, and description of the materials that need to be submitted, are described in the graduate school website

For a complete application, you need to submit a transcript of courses, GRE test scores, a CV/Resume, Letters of Recommendation and a statement of purpose. See the detailed instructions on the graduate school website.

Once the graduate school has received your complete application materials, we will be notified and log into the graduate school system to retrieve and review your application.


Admission requirements

All requirements for admission to a graduate program at UGA as specified by the graduate school need to be met. Consult the information on UGA's graduate school website for that information. Additional, program-specific requirements also need to be met. Those requirements can be found in the departmental graduate student handbook.

We do not have a hard minimum requirement for admission, but in general a GPA above 3.0 and GRE scores in the upper 50% - with an emphasis on quantitative scores - are required for consideration.


Admission timeline

January 1: Deadline to have complete application submitted to be considered for available assistantships.

January 31: Deadline to have complete application submitted to be considered for admission, without assistantship.

February - April: Applications will be reviewed and applicants notified.

All other deadlines for fall admission as specified by the UGA graduate school need to be met. Our programs only admit students every fall.


Admission considerations

We are only able to admit a few students each year and the process is competitive. When we make admissions decisions, we look at both the academic strength of a candidate as well as the potential match for our department.

Decisions regarding admission usually come in 3 types: admit with funding, admit without funding, and reject. Students considered most qualified and the best match for our programs are admitted with funding. The admission notification will specify the details of the funding (amount/duration). Students admitted without funding are expected to find sources of funding outside from our department (which could be within UGA or outside) if they decide to enroll in the program.


Further information

If you have further questions regarding the MS and PhD programs in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, please contact us at Ensure that you first read the departmental graduate handbook and all the information on the graduate school website. We will not reply to inquiries for which the answer can be found in these locations. For all other inquiries, expect to hear from us with further information.