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Electronic Application for Epidemiology

This program is temporarily closed to new applications.

Most programs begin accepting Fall applications again by September 1. If you have further questions, please contact the office of this program directly.

This page is no longer the current start page for applications to this program. If you wish to apply for Fall 2014 for this program, please click here.

There are 4 steps to follow to complete your application:

STEP 1: Complete Page One. At this point your application information will automatically be entered into our database. You will then receive your unique user ID and password via email.
Please keep this information to use when logging back into your application.

STEP 2: Complete all Required Information. If you have logged off before completing all required information, use your password and ID to access your application again. Complete pages 2 and 3. You may log off and on as often as you wish until all required information is completed. Be sure to scan and attach your unofficial transcript(s) on page 2 of the application.

STEP 3: Officially Submit Your Application. Go to the bottom of page 3 to review the checklist of which required fields are completed and those which are not. By officially submitting your application, you will let us know it is ready for formal review.

STEP 4: Submit Supporting Documents. The following documents are required to make your electronic application complete:
    Test Scores: GRE scores are required for all applicants; TOEFL scores are required for international applicants only. Official scores are required; however, unofficial scores may be entered on page 2 of the application and are sufficient until the official scores arrive. Your scores should be sent to institution code 1871. The GRE Department code for this program is: 0606

    Letters of Recommendation
    (minimum of 3, maximum of 5) may be submitted electronically. When you enter your recommenderís email address (page 2 of the application), we will notify them via email and provide instructions on how to complete their recommendation. International Applicants : Please, strongly encourage persons providing letters of recommendation to use the electronic system.

    Do NOT send your transcripts by mail. This will delay the review of your application. We will request your official transcripts only if an offer of admission is extended to you.
If you have applied previously to Vanderbilt University and wish to reapply,
you must access your previous record in order to create a new application,
under the "Re-Apply" heading of your Applicant Menu page.

    Data Analysis Experience: Important - To complete your application, please submit your Data Analysis Experience in a .doc or .pdf format by uploading it to the "Additional Materials" section on Page 3 of your application.

    Your document should be limited to 512 KB.
    Please limit your response to 500 words.

    Describe a recent data analysis* that you conducted and comment on two of the following:

    1. Strengths of the approach that advanced understanding beyond prior literature
    2. Additional analytic approaches that would have been valuable to use
    3. Unavoidable weaknesses that you would have liked to be able to address
    4. Possible implications of the weaknesses for the findings
    5. How the findings could influence future research design, analysis, and interpretation

    *Content of master's work is acceptable.

For specific questions about the Epidemiology program, please contact Meira Epplein, Ph.D., at (615) 936-8320 or e-mail: epi.phd@vanderbilt.edu

For more information on the Ph.D. in Epidemiology visit the program web site

If applicable, paper letters of recommendation *only* (No Other Paper Materials) may be sent to:

Doctoral Program in Epidemiology
Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2525 West End Avenue, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37203-1738

For technical questions regarding the application process, please contact us at 615-936-8320 or via e-mail to vandygrad@vanderbilt.edu



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