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Epidemiology Ph.D.


  • Major: Epidemiology
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • School/College: Public Health

Program Website

See the program curriculum and learn about admission. 



Apply Now

Apply through Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).  Please visit for further details.  Take note of any deadlines and documents required for this degree program.


Fall Priority Application Deadline: November 1
Fall Final Application Deadline: January 15
Spring Application Deadline: July 15

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Current CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement 
  • International applicants should refer to the test and transcript requirements page for more information

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester

Additional Option: Behavioral Biomedical Interface (BBIP)

The Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program (BBIP) at the University of South Carolina provides intensive biomedical research training which is integrated into the behavioral science training of select doctoral students in Epidemiology, Exercise Science, and Psychology. This interdisciplinary research training program, supported by a T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health, prepares students for scientific careers. The thematic emphasis of BBIP is on health-related research problems that are linked to prevention science or the developmental sciences (broadly conceived).


Combination Degree in Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences

Through special arrangement, the University offers combination degree programs in certain areas to permit a student to work on two degrees concurrently by combining credits, resulting in the student's taking fewer courses than the total required if each degree were pursued independently.

Degree Conferred

Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy

How to Apply

Submit a SOPHAS application for the PhD - Epidemiology / Environmental Health Sciences program.  The Apply link above takes you to the Arnold School of Public Health website for more information and access to the application portal.

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