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For the Fall 2020 admission, the Department of Epidemiology Ph.D. program application materials and submission received deadline is December 8 of 2019. Applications to our graduate program must be made through both the UCI Graduate Division ( and through SOPHAS ( Applicants should apply online. When completing your online application for graduate admissions, you will be asked to complete a section regarding “Degree Program” information.  Please follow the exact directions below to insure a successful application to the Epidemiology Ph.D. program:

School/Department: Choose  “School of Medicine” from the drop down menu
Major/Degree: Choose  “Epidemiology Ph.D.”  from the drop down menu
Year and Quarter: Type in  “2020” and mark “Fall”
Specific Area of Interest:

As an example, you may type "Cancer Epi, Biostatistics or Genetic Epi" etc.  Also, please specify the UC Irvine faculty researcher(s) who have similar research interests as you do, if applicable.

Please make sure you review UC Irvine's application checklist to assure your completion of a competitive and successful application. You can also visit the Graduate Division Admissions website for additional information. If you have any questions please contact Thomas H. Taylor, Ph.D., via email at  Your academic transcripts and paper letters of recommendation that are not submitted electronically via UC Irvine’s online system should be mailed to the following address:

UC Irvine Department of Epidemiology
Attn.: Thomas H. Taylor, Ph.D., Director, Ph.D. Graduate Program
2014 AIRB
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-7550

For more information on graduate studies at UCI please review the helpful information on the Graduate division website.