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Requirements and Costs

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.

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Last Published: May 10, 2018