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The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health offers a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) and a doctoral degree in Epidemiology. Please review the admission requirements before applying. Note that starting with applications for fall 2021, the MPH program no longer requires GRE scores; this change may not be reflected uniformly across all VCU web pages during the 2020-21 school year. Applications are accepted online at the SOPHAS website. Search for Virginia Commonwealth University to find our program. The code for submitting GRE scores (for the PhD in Epidemiology program only) to VCU through SOPHAS is 7543. VCU also requires a secondary application.
For each program listed below, select "Admission Requirements" from the menu near the top left of the page to review requirements for applicants. Note that the VCU Graduate Bulletin states that GRE scores are required for MPH applicants applying for fall 2021 admission, but this is not the case. The GRE is no longer required for MPH program applicants, and the VCU Graduate Bulletin will not reflet this change until the first quarter of 2021.
Select "Admission Requirements" from the menu near the top left of the page to review requirements for applicants.
Additional information and resources
All applicants must complete a VCU Supplemental Information Application in addition to the SOPHAS application for the VCU MPH Program.
The VCU Supplemental Information Application is a secondary application that is required for reporting numerical and demographic data to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) on applications and acceptances to VCU. It is the source of information for determining in-state or out-of-state residency and also enters all applicants in the VCU database and assigns them a V number, an identification number used by the University.
To complete this application to supplement your SOPHAS application, applicants need to do the following:
The residency information includes:
A checklist at the end of the form will indicate whether all required information has been recorded before you make your final submission and pay the supplementary application fee.