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Admission Information for the PhD in Epidemiology & Biostatistics Program

Below you will find some basic information about admissions for the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences PhD program. If you have other questions, please contact the Administrative Director of Non-Clinical Graduate Education, Nickalaus Koziura, at or 216.368.5957 

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PhD Program Requirements

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Application Requirements

Prospective students interested in our program will apply through the School of Graduate Studies. Detailed information regarding University requirements and application submission information can be found here.

All application materials must be received by December 1st, 2019 to ensure consideration for the program.

The preferred method of applying is online through ApplyYourself Application Network.


PhD Applicant Requirements

For more information about the PhD curriculum and program, click here.

  • Statement of Purpose – a strongly written essay, highlighting your academic experience and any relevant experience/application to your current interest (internships, jobs, research, etc.). Students with clearly defined research interests that match those of a faculty member and career goals are significantly more likely to be accepted and to receive support. If your desire is to work with a specific faculty member, please state this clearly in your essay. Guidelines for writing your statement can be found by clicking this link. Submitted as part of the online application. May also be submitted via email to or sent via mail
  • Official Transcripts– documentation of all undergraduate and graduate level coursework taken. Only official transcripts will be accepted. Per University policy, we cannot accept copies. All official transcripts must be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies and not the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences.
    For Paper Transcripts, send to:

    Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies, Tomlinson Rm. 203 10900 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7027

    For Electronic Transcripts, send to:

  • Three Letters of Recommendation – academic and professional recommendations are recommended
  • Valid GRE scores – taken within the last five (5) years and submitted directly to the School of Graduate Studies
  • CV or resume – submitted as part of the online application. May also be submitted via email or sent via mail

Nickalaus Koziura, Administrative Director of Non-Clinical Graduate Education
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-4945

The Institution code is 1105.


International Applicants

The TOEFL test is a requirement of all non-native English language speakers (Applicants may submit a IELTS or PTE-Academic instead of a TOEFL). A valid TOEFL score must be submitted upon application to the program; otherwise, we will not be able to consider you application. The TOEFL will be waived for international students who received a previous degree from an accredited U.S. institution or from an institution where English was the primary language of instruction. Waivers may also be granted in special circumstances pending student petition and approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 577 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based – iBT).

The minimum acceptable score for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is 7.0.

The minimum acceptable score for Pearson Test of English (PTE-Academic) is 61.

Applications received whose TOEFL/IELTS/PTE-Academic score does not meet the minimum requirement listed above will not be considered for admission.

In addition, international applicants are required to submit an Affidavit of Support (ex. bank statement) to ensure he/she has sufficient funds to support his/her studies at the University.


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Case Western Reserve University aspires to be an inclusive environment, believing that the creative energy and variety of insights that result from diversity are a vital component of the intellectual rigor and social fabric of the university. As a scholarly community, Case Western Reserve is inclusive of people of all racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, national and international backgrounds, welcoming diversity of thought, pedagogy, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, political affiliation and disability. We believe in a culture of inclusion that encourages relationships and interactions among people of different backgrounds, a culture that enhances human dignity, actively diminishes prejudice and discrimination and improves the quality of life for everyone in our community.