Master of Science Degree in
Epidemiology and Clinical Research

How To Apply

Application deadline:  Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
(This is the application deadline – transcripts can continue to arrive for a day or two after the deadline if necessary.)

Note:  For internal Stanford applicants, late applications may be submitted with permission of the program director, Victor Henderson, MD.

Spectrum is offering clinical research training awards to graduate students, senior fellows, medical students and junior faculty in health-related fields. Please see the Spectrum website for Spectrum KL2/TL1 application deadlines. » Program details

Applicants from other countries whose first language is not English and who have not received a degree from a university where the primary language of instruction is English, will be required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores as evidence of English proficiency. Scores of at least 100 for the Internet-based test (iBT) or 250-300 for the computer-based (cBT) TOEFL exam are required. (For additional information on GRE and TOEFL, please reference the Stanford Graduate Admissions website FAQ related to tests: https://gradadmissions.stanford.edu/about/frequently-asked-questions/gre-and-toefl )

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit your application through the Stanford Graduate Admissions website https://gradadmissions.stanford.edu by clicking on “APPLY NOW.”

Successful applicants for admission are expected to have a strong academic record, high Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores obtained within the past five years, strong letters of recommendation, and an appropriate personal statement of purpose.  The GRE requirement may be waived for physicians and medical students, if scores from the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) are provided instead with prior approval from the Graduate Admissions Office.  Preference will be accorded to applicants who have already identified a potential research mentor or with research interests aligned with those of faculty available to serve as research mentors. 


Required Supporting Documents (to be submitted in the Stanford Graduate Admissions Application):

  • Statement of Purpose that includes area(s) of interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE General Test scores
  • Official TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts for all college/university degrees
  • CV with relevant work and research experience

 

Additional notes:

Physicians and dentists licensed in the U.S. and Canada may be eligible for a GRE/MCAT waiver.   A waiver will be considered only after the admissions committee has reviewed all the remaining components of the online application.  Please contact Education Program Manager (mmazzara@stanford.edu) if you choose to use this option or would like to request MCAT scores in lieu of GRE scores in your application.

Once you submit the application (which should include an upload of transcripts), please be sure to request TWO copies of official transcripts for any school attended.  Please request those transcripts to be sent directly to the department:

Misty Mazzara
259 Campus Drive
HRP Redwood Building T152F, MC 5405
Stanford, CA 94305-5405

If your educational institution offers secure certified electronic transcript service, please use mmazzara@stanford.edu (only one transcript from each school required if electronic).

Please also make sure that you route your GRE scores (and TOEFL scores if applicable) directly to Stanford from ETS.  Our university code is 4704. It does not matter what department code is specified. You will either self-report your scores or indicate the date you will take the test(s) in the online application. Self-reported scores will not be considered official until Stanford receives the electronic record.

It is in your best interest to start your application as early as possible.  This will allow for timely notification to your reference letter writers.

 

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Applications:

Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges  through collaboration and innovation.  This year, the program will award up to 75 high-achieving students with full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford.  To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by September 12, 2018, and separately to the MS Epidemiology & Clinical Research program by November 14, 2018 (note this deadline is before the published department deadline).

 

Additional information regarding Stanford policies and procedures for graduate applications can be found on the Stanford Graduate Admissions website https://gradadmissions.stanford.edu/.

Student/Alum Publications and awards

Dec 2017: Congratulations Ph.D. candidate, Stelios Serghiou, for being awarded the David Sackett Young Investigator Award 2017 by the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology for his paper on Field-wide meta-analyses!
"Field-wide meta-analyses of observational associations can map selective availability of risk factors and the impact of model specifications"

Nov 2017: Congrats to recent Ph.D. grad, Andrew Goldstone, on his recent publication with NEJM! Keep up the fantastic work!
"Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement"

July 2017: Congrats to MD/Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Lo, on his publication!
"Public Health and Economic Consequences of Vaccine Hesitancy for Measles in the United States"

April 2017: Congrats to Ph.D. candidate, Katherine Holsteen, for writing a competitive grant for the Center for Digital Health!

March 2017: Congrats Ph.D. candidate and guest speaker, Nathan Lo, for giving a talk in London for the Gates Neglected Tropical Disease Modeling Consortium meeting. Talk title: "Strengthening guidelines for helminths and NTDs: applications of cost-effectiveness analysis”

February 2017: Congrats Ph.D. candidate, Nathan Lo, for his publication in NEJM
"The Perils of Trumping Science in Global Health — The Mexico City Policy and Beyond"