PhD

The program provides doctoral-level training to the next generation of public health scientists in academia, governmental agencies, private industry, and non-governmental organizations who will address emerging and re-emerging occupational health problems of working people in the United States and globally.

Detailed Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology PhD Curriculum Information (PDF)

The doctoral training program will allow students to enroll in either the Division of Environmental Health Sciences or the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Admission requires a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university. The admissions committee reviews applicants according to their personal statements, background, and experience, record of academic achievement, demonstrated academic potential, letters of recommendation, compatibility of interests with program faculty, and other factors. Test scores and GPAs provide competitive points of reference for admission but are not alone decisive in the admissions review. Doctoral applicants are expected to substantially exceed the general admission preferences.

Preferred Performance Levels

  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00

GRE Test Scores

  • Pre-August 2011 test – A combination of 1000 on the quantitative and verbal sections of the test and a score of 3.5 on the analytical writing assessment.
  • Post August 2011 test – A combination of 300 on the quantitative and verbal sections of the test and a score of 3.5 on the analytical writing assessment.

Also Acceptable:

  • DAT, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT. (The test is not required for applicants with a doctoral-level degree from an accredited U.S. or Canadian school.)
  • TOEFL score of at least 600/250 (for applicants whose native language is not English)
  • GRE test scores or other standardized post bacc test scores (e.g. MCAT, LSAT, DAT) are required of all PhD applicants to the EnHS program.

Cost & Funding

The University of Minnesota offers affordable and competitive graduate tuition while also being situated in one of the most affordable metropolitan areas in the country.

Tuition

The University of Minnesota offers affordable and competitive graduate tuition while also being situated in one of the most affordable metropolitan areas in the country.

2015-16 Tuition Rates

PhD Resident Non-resident
Part time, per credit $1,320.34 $2,042.34
Full time, 6-14 credits $7,922.00 $12,254.00
Each credit over 14 $1,320.34 $2,042.34

*Fees are approximate and assume enrollment in student health insurance plan. Additional fees apply for international students. See SPH Tuition & Fees for full details.

Funding

See a full list of scholarships available to Public Health students

Applicants who meet our priority deadline (December 1) are given first consideration for all school-awarded funds.

The Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (OEE) training program provides support for training in the epidemiology of occupational diseases related to the working or natural environment. Support is provided through the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).

Other Costs to Consider

  • Average cost of living in Minneapolis for a one-bedroom apartment is $899
  • Minnesota offers no tax on clothing
  • Minnesota students may receive an unlimited bus pass for $100/semester
  • Free use of the light rail train and shuttles between Twin Cities campuses
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