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Boston University

Epidemiology Department

Boston , MA

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Boston University

Overview

Boston University / Epidemiology Department is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Public Health (MPH)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 141
Doctoral Degrees 9

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, GMAT, or MCAT
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

565
Applied
206
Accepted
65
Enrolled
36%

Applying

115
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, GMAT, or MCAT
Master's Degree Requirements U.S. bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements MPH or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

409
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.36%
Black or African American 4.65%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 15.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.96%
Unknown 4.4%

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Infectious disease, chronic disease, reproductive epidemiology, social epidemiology, research methods
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Dr. Martha M. Werler
Chair
Email: epi@bu.edu
Phone: 617-638-7775

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