Apply online to the PhD program. The online
application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is
Apply by Jan. 15 for priority consideration and if you
are seeking financial assistance; all applications must be received
by April 1.
Applications are for fall semester admission only; there are no
spring semester admissions.
All students are evaluated based on all of the submitted
materials. Students who are close to any of these cutoffs will be
considered in the context of all of their accomplishments.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or
university; master’s degree preferred
- A minimum GPA of 3.0
- Minimum GRE scores in the 50th percentile for each category
(Institution Code 2925, Department Code 0606) See
exceptions for the GRE
- Completion of a college-level algebra or calculus course (with
a minimum grade of C)
- Completed coursework in the following subjects is highly
- Health-related science (anatomy, microbiology, or
- Behavioral sciences, including a course in sociology or social
psychology, and a course in anthropology, psychology, political
science or economics
Before you submit your online
application to the PhD program, ensure that you have all of the
supplemental materials ready.
We will consider applications with unofficial versions of
transcripts or GREs. Official versions will be required before a
final admission offer can be made.
- Request that your official transcripts from each college or
university you have attended are sent to UB. Required only at the
time of entry to the program.
- Request that your GRE scores are sent to UB.
When requesting your GRE scores, use these reporting codes:
School 2925; Department 0606
- Secure two letters of recommendation on the official letterhead
of the referees.
- Letters should be from someone who knows you from an academic,
research or work perspective, ideally in areas related to the
graduate program you are applying to. At least one letter should be
from an academic institution.
- Provide a personal statement describing your interest in the
field of epidemiology, your relevant background and experience and
your career goals. In your personal statement, include information
as to what area of epidemiology you would like as your focus. If
you would like to pursue the program’s cancer
epidemiology specialization, include this information in your