The PhD in epidemiology is offered through Emory’s Laney Graduate School. This program trains students to become independent investigators and to obtain skills to be successful in PhD-level positions in academia, government, and the private sector.
The curriculum for the doctoral program in epidemiology includes rigorous training in epidemiological and biostatistical methods. Elective coursework requires students to apply these methods to a particular substantive area. In addition to traditional courses, students learn through research assistantships and teacher training.
Students learn from our department's faculty, as well as faculy from the Hubert Department of Global Health, the Department of Environmental Health, and the Emory School of Medicine. Students' dissertation committees often include faculty from organizations outside of the school and university, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Cancer Society.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
In addition to these requirements, all departments require international students to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.
TOEFL scores should be at least 100 or higher on the Internet-based test. International applicants who earned an undergraduate or two year graduate degree from an institution within the United States are waived from the TOEFL requirement.
A World Education Service (WES) course-by-course report is STRONGLY recommended of all students who have received a baccalaureate and/or advanced degree from a non-US institution. This does not include students who completed a semester study abroad as part of a US degree.
All admitted PhD students receive merit-based support packages consisting of full tuition scholarships each year. The first two years students are typically funded from institutional support from Laney Graduate School or Training Grants (pending satisfactory progress in the program). In years three through five, students in good standing are funded through mentor grants, training grants, pre-doctoral training fellowships, etc. As of 2016-2017, doctoral students receive annual stipends of $23,376
Training grants currently support some EPI PhD students with the following interests and research areas: 1) Reproductive, Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 2) Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology, 3) Molecules to Mankind (M2M), 4) Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, and 5) Health Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease. Laney Graduate School also offers Professional Development Funding and Training(to attend conferences and for research).