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Epidemiology (MS or PhD)

The MS and the PhD in Epidemiology are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Public Health. The MS is offered with or without a thesis.

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines 

For the MS:

  • Fall semester—June 1 (April 15 for international students)
  • Spring semester—not offered
  • Summer session—April 15 (March 1 for international students)

For the PhD:

  • Fall semester—April 1
  • Spring semester—October 1 (fall admission is preferred)
  • Summer session—not offered

Application Procedures 

The graduate application process

  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).

Degree Program Supplemental Materials

  • SOPHAS Application
  • Official transcripts showing all previous undergraduate and graduate work with grades and degrees.)
  • Official GRE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • TOEFL for International Students


Materials to send to Admissions


  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be required before your enrollment.
  • Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores to comply with the university's English Language Proficiency Requirements.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.


Apply Online, the $60 application fee ($100 for international students) is payable by Discover, MasterCard, or Visa.

Contact Information 

Department of Epidemiology
The University of Iowa
S408 College of Public Health Building (CPHB)
145 N. Riverside Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
107 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396