Minimum Admission Requirements


Admissions will be determined based on strength of academic credentials, maturity of interest, and fit with faculty interests.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from an accredited college or university;
  • Official academic transcripts (international applicants must arrange for an independent educational equivalency evaluation company to submit an evaluation of their transcripts to UT at their own expense; the evaluation report should include the grade-point average based on a 4.0 scale);
  • An application form including 200-word- minimum essay with goal statement describing the applicant’s area of interest in epidemiology;
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • GRE minimum verbal score of 500 (old test) or 150 (revised test),minimum quantitative score of 500 (old test) or 150 (revised), and minimum analytical writing score of 3.5;*
  • TOEFL minimum score of 213 on the computer-based exam, or 79 on the Internet-based exam, for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • Students applying to the Data Science track should be proficient in at least one programming language such as, R, SAS, Python, or C.

*Physicians licensed in the United States (and, under certain circumstances, persons with terminal degrees, such as a PhD) may petition for waiver of the GRE.

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Zoran Bursac, PhD
Interim Program Chair

Simonne S. Nouer, MD, PhD
Program Director

Elizabeth Webb, MA
Phone: (901) 448-7030
College of Graduate Health Sciences
STE. 807, 920 Madison Building
Memphis, TN 38163