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Master of Science


Application D​eadline: February 1

​Admissions Process and Instructions​

To apply for admission to the Colorado School of Public Health master of science programs, applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application. International applicants must also complete the requirements outlined in our International Admissions process​.


Admissions Requir​ements

 Official Transcripts

You must have received a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Additionally, you must submit official copies of your transcripts from every insitution you have attended with your application. 

 

p>Applicants should plan on having all transcripts from any non-US colleges or universities they have attended evaluated by World Education Services.

 

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 Minimum GPA

You must have obtained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. If your GPA is below 3.00, you should include an explanation of why it fell below the minimum score and how you plan to address any prior academic deficiences. Students admitted to the MS program with an undergraduate GPA below 3.00 will be admitted on a provisional basis.​​​​​​​​

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 Official GRE Scores

GRE Code: 7844

While we do not currently have a minimum score requirement, average scores for admitted students were: 153.5 for Quantative and 155.8 in Verbal. If you hold a graduate level degree from an accredited institution, then the GRE requirement may be waived.

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 Personal Statement

Your personal statement should be 2 pages in length, single spaced, and should address your career goals and purpose for applying to the program. Please make sure to include any past work/internship/volunteer experience and reasoning for how this program will serve your future goals.​​​​​​​

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 Resume or CV

Please submit a recent copy of your resume or curriculum vitae (CV).​​​​​​​

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 Four (4) Letters of Recommendation

While not requir​ed, it is highly encouraged that at least one letter of recommendation come from a faculty member who can attest to your academic performance.​​​​​​

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​​​​​​The three MS program concentrations have additional, specific prerequisite admissions requirements:


Program Requirements

 Biostatistics

In addition to the admissions criteria listed above, you must also complete the following prerequisite coursework:

  • 3 semesters of calculus (differential, integral, multivariable)

  • 1 semester of linear algebra​

  • 1 previous statistics course

  • Experience with some statistical software (R, SAS, etc.)

Please note: If you hold a graduate degree in statistics, biostatistics, or applied math from an accredited institution, the GRE requirement above might be waived. 
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 Epidemiology

In addition to the admisssions criteria listed above, you must also complete the following prerequisite coursework:

  • 2 semesters of calculus (differential and integral) each with a grade of B or better

  • A previous upper level statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of B or better

  • Previous coursework or experience with some statistical software, e.g. SAS, R, etc. 

  • Prior coursework in upper division (3000/4000 level) biological sciences​

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 Health Services Research

In addition to the admissions criteria listed above, you must also complete the following prerequisite coursework:

  • 2 semesters of calculus (differential and integral) each with a grade of B or better

  • A previous upper level statistics or biostatistics course with a grade of B or better​

  • Previous coursework or experience with some statistical software, e.g. SAS, R, etc. 

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​​​​SOPHAS Mailing & Contact Information

SOPHAS
P.O. Box 9111
Watertown, MA 02471

617.612.2090
www.sophas.org​

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Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


303.724.4585
colorado.sph@ucdenver.edu

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