Master of Science Degree in
Epidemiology and Clinical Research
How To Apply
Application deadline: Tuesday, February 7th, 2023. (APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN THROUGH STANFORD GRADUATE ADMISSIONS BY MID OCTOBER 2022.)
(This is the application deadline – all supporting documents must be received by the deadline, including all reference letters. Official 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 and Rita Popat. Email Educational Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional 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 )
Please submit your application through the Stanford Graduate Admissions website 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 (optional), strong letters of recommendation, and an appropriate personal statement of purpose. Preference will be accorded to applicants 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 (optional)
- Official TOEFL scores (if applicable)
- Transcripts for all college/university degrees
- CV with relevant work and research experience
If you choose to use MCAT or other test scores in lieu of GRE scores in your application, please list your test, year, and score in the "additional test scores" section of the application.
OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS: Please make sure that you upload a copy of the unofficial transcript for every school attended into your application. If admitted, you must provide official transcripts (direct from the institution) to Stanford Graduate Admissions/University Registrar for review and verification. Any offer of admission is contingent upon authentication of official transcripts submitted directly to Graduate Admissions. (Instructions provided to admitted students.)
Stanford does not consider WES evaluations official transcripts. Please see the Stanford Graduate Admissions page on transcripts for additional guidance and university requirements regarding official transcripts.
Note: Current Stanford students do not need to send official transcripts as those transcripts are already on file in the registrar's office.
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.
Stanford does not accept IELTS. TOEFL is required for international applicants. Additional information and Stanford Graduate Admissions guidance on the TOEFL and waiver can be found here.
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.
Application Status Inquiries:
All applicants can check the status of applications (receipt of letters of recommendation, official transcripts, test scores) by logging back into the application account Activity Log. Please do not email the department regarding the status of application.
The selection of students admitted to the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health is based on an individualized, holistic review of each application, including (but not limited to) the applicant's academic record, the letters of recommendation, the General GRE (Graduate Record Examination) score, the statement of purpose, personal qualities and characteristics, and past accomplishments.
Admission decisions will be communicated by mid-April of each admissions cycle.
Stanford tuition and fees can be found online. 8-10 units/quarter is considered full time graduate status at Stanford University. Most MS Epidemiology & Clinical Research students complete the program in 5-6 quarters.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars Applications:
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates and supports a highly-engaged, multidisciplinary and multicultural community of graduate students from across Stanford University, and delivers a diverse collection of educational experiences, preparing students to address complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars participate in an experiential leadership development program known as the King Global Leadership Program and receive funding for up to three years of graduate study at Stanford. Two applications must be submitted separately; one to Knight-Hennessy by October 12, 2022, 1 pm PST, and one to the Epidemiology & Clinical Research program by December 6, 2022 (note this 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.
MS in Epidemiology and Clinical Research