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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.

Minimum Degree Requirements

  • 36 credit hours total
  • 24 credit hours in core required courses (includes 6 hrs for Master's thesis or research project)
  • 12 credit hours in elective courses

Full-time students (9 credit hours per semester or more) usually finish in 2 years.

Program Costs

Estimated costs of enrolling in a graduate program of the College of Graduate Health Sciences are subject to change; updates will be posted when available.

Applicants may check with the UT Health Science Center's Financial Aid Office for information on how and when to apply for financial aid.

Feb 10, 2023