Apply to PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program

Because GRE testing has been interrupted this Spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Public Health is waiving the GRE requirement for the Fall application cycle. If you have taken the GRE, we strongly recommend that you submit these results, as they may be beneficial to the review process. If you are an international applicant, and have not yet taken the IELTS/TOEFL, please contact us so that we can advise you of the next steps.

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The School of Public Health is not able to offer application fee waivers, but applicants are able to request fee waivers directly from SOPHAS that can be Financial-based, Service-based or International-based. The SOPHAS fee waiver assistance program application may be completed before submitting your application to the School of Public Health. To learn more about the qualification requirements and how to apply for a fee waiver, view the SOPHAS Fees and Fee Waivers page. NOTE: The University of Memphis School of Public Health does not require an additional supplemental application fee.

Step 1: Create an account in SOPHAS.

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Step 2: You will need the following materials for your application:

  • Official transcripts
  • Standardized test scores
    • Have official GRE scores sent to SOPHAS (school code 6980)
      • Applicants may substitute other standardized test scores (MCAT, DAT, GMAT, or LSAT) for the GRE.
    • International Students (non-native English speakers): Have official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to SOPHAS (school code 6980)
  • Statement of purpose and objectives (750-1000 words)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Enter the email addresses of three (3) or more potential recommenders in SOPHAS. SOPHAS will email them with a request to upload their recommendation.
    • Letters must be signed and on official letterhead
    • At least one (1) academic reference from a current or former faculty member
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

Step 3: Upload statement of purpose, CV/resume, and any supporting information into SOPHAS.

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Rolling admission

Priority consideration for applications received by February 1

icon for admission requirementsAdmissions Criteria

  • Average 3.0 GPA for master's level coursework
  • Recent test score (within 5 years)
  • 96 or higher on the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (750-1000 words)
  • CV or Resume