College of Public Health

Epidemiology and Biostatistics PhD

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Meredith Stevenson Duncan, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

College of Public Health

  • Ph.D
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The PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is a dynamic doctoral program designed to prepare independent researchers for careers in population health data science. Our unique interdisciplinary program offers coursework and experiential training in the application of methodological theory and concepts to address the practical challenges of conducting population-based, clinical and translational research. Our students are poised for positions in the multidisciplinary work environments of academia, government, and industry. Trainees are encouraged to engage in research teams across campus including projects in the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Gill Heart Institute, Markey Cancer Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, and Center for Research on Violence Against Women. Building on research collaborations, this program is unique in the collaborative approach to cross-disciplinary training and mentoring, providing students with diverse exposures to emerging data trends in public health and biomedical research.

Doctoral Program

The target audience for this program will include students with an appropriate prior master’s degree (in biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics, health services research, mathematical sciences, or a related field) with prior mathematical training to include two semesters of calculus (univariate differential and integral) and statistical methods. Practicing health care professionals (MDs, DMDs, PharmDs, etc.) who are interested in pursuing independent, doctoral level, research careers will be targeted for the program. Master’s graduates from psychology, computer science, engineering, business, biology, or chemistry may also find this degree program attractive.

Doctoral (PhD) Degree - Application Requirements

Application Checklist (PDF)

We welcome your application to the Epidemiology & Biostatistics Doctoral program, and are available to answer any questions or assist you through the application process.

Students applying to the Epidemiology and Biostatistics PhD program must submit a primary application (for the College of Public Health) and a supplemental application (for the University of Kentucky). Applicants should submit their primary application by using the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). The admissions committee will review the SOPHAS application before the applicant completes the supplemental application for the University of Kentucky Graduate School. The supplemental application can be submitted using the Apply Now button above.

Application Deadlines

A) SOPHAS Application: February 1

B) UK Graduate School (if admitted):

  • International student: April 1
  • Domestic student: July 1

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.


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Meredith Stevenson Duncan, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies

Epidemiology & Biostatistics

College of Public Health

Other programs from the College of Public Health: