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Epidemiology Admission Requirements

Core Requirements for Admission:

  • Bachelor's degree from regionally accredited institution

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0/4.0 from most recent/highest college-level degree for regular admission

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores in the general examination (verbal, quantitative and analytical writing) within five (5) years - MCAT scores may be used in place of GRE scores

  • One official transcript from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended (Note: CSU transcripts are not required).  International students: please read special requirements below

  • Written statement of background, interests, motivation and goals

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources

International Students Only:

  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores (within the last three (3) years)
    • The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition: 550 (paper based); or 80 (internet based)
    • The minimum IELTS score for unconditional admission without condition is 6.5​

TOEFL/IELTS SCORES - Request that TOEFL examination scores be reported from ETS to Colorado State University.  The institution code is 4075.  Photocopies will not be accepted.


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ERHS Graduate Student Coordinator

Jeanne Brockway
106A Environmental Health Building
1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1681

Additional Epidemiology Admission Requirements

We evaluate many factors when considering admission to the graduate degree program Environmental Health specializing in Epidemiology:  undergraduate preparation, previous graduate coursework, GRE scores, evidence of strong quantitative and scientific skills, personal statement, recommendations, work experience, research experience, and extracurricular activities.  Admitted students typically have coursework in college-level mathematics (meeting all calculus prerequisites; typically, college algebra and pre-calculus), biology, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology.  Prior coursework in epidemiology, statistics/biostatistics, computing, data management, and/or research methods is strongly preferred. 

Each candidate is evaluated on their individual merits and qualities.  Particular emphasis is placed on each candidate's written statement.  This personal statement should be a clear and concise portrayal of the candidate's academic and professional background, motivation to attend graduate school and specifically this program, research interests, career goals, and any relevant strengths and distinguishing characteristics worthy of note.

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