Epidemiology Master's Program
We welcome and review applications throughout the
year, however, applications should be received by March 15 to be guaranteed
consideration for Fall Semester admission (later applications are
considered as space permits).
Earlier applications are recommended if applicants want to apply for
financial support from MSU. The application deadline for University
scholarships is typically before the end of December.
1. Basic admission requirements for all candidates:
- Undergraduate degree (BA, BS): Provide grade transcript(s).
- GRE scores. Test results should not be older than 5 years. This
requirement may be waived for individuals possessing an earned
doctoral or advanced degree, such as DDS, DVM, DO, MD or PhD from a
university in the U.S. or Canada.
- Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an
academic advisor from a previous program. The Department of
Epidemiology does not require any special forms or instructions for
letters of recommendation.
- Statement of purpose
2. International applicants must provide TOEFL scores.
- Minimum score
of 90 on the internet-based TOEFL, 580 on the paper-based TOEFL or 237
on the computer-based TOEFL, or passing grade on the MSU English
Language Test (MSUELT).
- Scores must be no older than 2 years.
International students with full native fluency in English are exempt
MSU Graduate School requirements).
- MSU requires a
Statement of Financial Proof for international applicants to be
considered for admission; this document also includes a useful
checklist of other items needed.
3. Preferred background for admission:
- A minimum GPA of 3.2 in the last academic program.
- Above the 50th percentile on the GRE verbal, quantitative, and
analytical writing sections, or on the MCAT.
- Previous course work: at least one year each of college-level
biology and mathematics/statistics.
- Prior experience in a health field is recommended.
4. Applicants with prior graduate degrees or other advanced
- A maximum of 9 semester credit hours from graduate courses can
be transferred toward the 40 credit MS. These courses must match
existing course options in the MSU program and be approved by the
Where to Apply
Online graduate school application - submit to MSU Graduate School
All other materials - please email to: Nancy Bieber, Graduate
Or mail to:
Department of Epidemiology
Michigan State University
909 Fee Road
East Lansing, MI 48824