How to Apply for M.S./Ph.D. Programs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Step 1:  Apply to the UGA Graduate School

For detailed information, please see the Graduate School Admissions Requirements (domestic).

  1. Online Graduate School Application and fee ($75 domestic / $100 international)
  2. One unofficial transcript from each institution of higher education attended, except the University of Georgia. University of Georgia transcripts are on file. Official transcripts are not required during the review process and will only be required for applicants who are offered admission. Do not mail official transcripts until offered admission.
  3. Official GRE general test score report sent by testing agency. The UGA institutional code for ETS reporting is 5813.  No departmental code is required.
  4. A resume/CV and a statement of purpose. The statement of purpose is your opportunity to communicate to us how this program fits with your career and educational goals. You should also highlight your relevant experience and preparation for this program. **NOTE: In your statement of purpose, please include: 1) your area of  emphasis, and 2) whether or not you require funding.**
  5. Three letters of recommendation. List the names of recommenders in the fields on page three of the online application along with their e-mail addresses. They will receive a link to access a secure page where they can submit your recommendation quickly and easily via the Web.

*International applicants, please see additional requirements.

Once the UGA Graduate School has received your complete application materials, the Department will be notified to log into the Graduate School system to retrieve and review your application.  You can check your UGA application status at

Step 2: Apply to the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

**Full-funding is available for applicants to the Ph.D. program only. To be considered, the application deadline is: December 1.**  Please visit the following pages for detailed application information for our department’s master’s and doctoral programs:

Have questions?

We encourage prospective students to reach out to our office for more information about the degree programs in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Please contact Sara Ervin in Student Services at or 706-542-9394 with any questions.