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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Population Health and Epidemiology Program

Madison, WI

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Overview

University of Wisconsin–Madison / Population Health and Epidemiology Program is located in Madison, WI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Population health Epidemiology
Master of Science (MS) Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Population health Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Epidemiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE taken within the last 5 years (MCAT or LSAT acceptable for those with doctoral degrees)
Thesis Required
Thesis defense
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE taken within the last 5 years (MCAT or LSAT acceptable for those with doctoral degrees)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, preliminary exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
20
Accepted
10
Enrolled
44%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE taken within the last 5 years (MCAT or LSAT acceptable for those with doctoral degrees)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, quantitative preparation (calculus, statistics, or other) with minimum B average
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE taken within the last 5 years (MCAT or LSAT acceptable for those with doctoral degrees)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, quantitative preparation (calculus, statistics, or other) with minimum B average

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 92

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

47
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.26%
Black or African American 4.26%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.13%
Unknown 2.13%

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (11)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Epidemiology (cancer, environmental, aging, infectious and genetic disease), determinants of population health, health services research, social and behavioral health sciences, biostatistics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
16,592,084

Location & Contact

Address 744 WARF Building
610 North Walnut Street
Madison, WI  53726
United States
Contact Mari Palta
Graduate Program Chair
Email: mpalta@wisc.edu
Phone: 608-263-4029
Fax: 608-263-2820

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