The Department of Population Health Sciences only accepts applications submitted to the Graduate School via ApplyU.

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Graduate Admission Application

  • Official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Graduate Entrance Exam Scores (GRE recommended, but others may be considered with consent of the Department of Population Health Sciences)
  • For international students, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • A Statement of Purpose (less than 1000 words) that includes research experience and interest and long term career goals
  • Three to five letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant’s potential for success in a doctoral program
  • Program-specific additional questions
    • Describe a knowledge gap in biostatistics, health systems research, or clinical and translational epidemiology that you have interest in addressing.
    • Describe your interest in transforming health care using population health sciences (biostatistics or health systems research, or clinical and translational epidemiology). Your interest does not have to be a dissertation topic but may be used to help us assign you to a faculty mentor.
    • If you have a faculty member whom you would like to be your faculty mentor, please indicate so here.


Admission to the PhD in Population Health Sciences will require:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in all college and post-baccalaureate work
  • Acceptance to the Graduate School at the University of Utah
  • TOEFL score of at least 550, if applicable
  • Interview with Department of Population Health Sciences faculty and approval by the admissions committee when desired or needed.
  • Availability of faculty mentor resources that matches the student’s research interest
  • Completion of departmental pre-requisites

Important Dates & Deadlines for Fall 2017 Admissions

Timeline Date
Applications Due January 31, 2017
Admissions Decisions Begin March 2017
Interviews scheduled as needed March 2017
Student Decision May 1, 2017
New Student Orientation August 2017 details TBD

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295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Phone: 801-587-2100