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—Dec. 1
  • Summer session—April 1 for all applicants

For the PhD:

  • Fall semester—Dec. 1 (priority deadline for consideration for financial support; April 1 is the final deadline)
  • Spring semester—Not offered
  • Summer session—April 1 for all applicants
Application Procedures

Please review these detailed instructions and requirements for applying to the University of Iowa Department of Epidemiology.


All domestic and international applicants must apply through SOPHAS. See Detailed instructions and requirements for applying to Epidemiology.


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

Enrollment Management
The University of Iowa
2900 University Capitol Centre
201 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA 52242