Health Sciences

Leadership of Health Care Organizations (AS76)

The UC San Diego Department of Family Medicine and Public Health in the School of Medicine, supported by the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies and Public Programs, offers a Masters of Advanced Studies in the Leadership of Healthcare Organizations.

Program Info

Area of Study Health Sciences
Department Leadership of Health Care Organizations
Major Leadership of Health Care Organizations
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Fall, Winter, Spring
Additional Notes

The MAS degree is an entirely self-supporting program and there are currently no discounts available to UC employees. The standard UC Educational Fee and Non-resident Tuition are waived for MAS students. However, MAS students are required to pay a per-unit course fee set by the program. The program does offer a merit scholarship (for U.S. citizens & permanent residents only), with the same deadline as the application deadline. Refer to the financial page on the program website for complete fee schedule and merit scholarship information: https://lhco.ucsd.edu/program-overview/financial/.

Application Deadlines June 7, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

Not required

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Minimum scores required are 80 for TOEFL exam and 7.0 for IELTS exam.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

500 word limit.

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://lhco.ucsd.edu
Email lhco@ucsd.edu
Campus Office La Jolla Village Professional Center
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Ste A212
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone (858) 534-9162
Fax (858) 534-9168
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Extended Studies & Public Programs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0170X
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0170

Clinical Research (AS79)

The UC San Diego Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine, supported by the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies and Public Programs, offers a Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research.

Program Info

Area of Study Health Sciences
Department Clinical Research
Major Clinical Research
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Winter, Summer
Additional Notes

The MAS degree is an entirely self-supporting program and there are currently no discounts available to UC employees. The standard UC Educational Fee and Non-resident Tuition are waived for MAS students. However, MAS students are required to pay a per-unit course fee set by the program. The program does offer a merit scholarship (for U.S. citizens & permanent residents only), with the same deadline as the application deadline. Refer to the financial page on the program website for complete fee schedule and merit scholarship information: https://clre.ucsd.edu/program-overview/financial/. Beginning with summer 2017 admission, we are now accepting International Applicants who want to study on a F1 student visa.

Application Deadlines May 18, 2017 (Summer 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

Not required

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Minimum scores required are 80 for TOEFL exam and 7.0 for IELTS exam.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://clre.ucsd.edu
Email clre@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Contact the department: clre@ucsd.edu for appointment and address information.
Phone (858) 534-9164
Fax (858) 534-9168
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Clinical Research MAS
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0170X
La Jolla, CA 92093-0170

Health Policy and Law (AS83)

The UC San Diego School of Medicine and California Western School of Law, supported by the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies and Public Programs, jointly offers a Masters of Advanced Studies in Health Policy and Law.

Program Info

Area of Study Health Sciences
Department Health Policy and Law
Major Health Policy and Law
Degree Master of Advanced Studies
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

The MAS degree is an entirely self-supporting program and there are currently no discounts available to UC employees. The standard UC Educational Fee and Non-resident Tuition are waived for MAS students. However, MAS students are required to pay a per-unit course fee set by the program. The program does offer a merit scholarship (for U.S. citizens & permanent residents only), with the same deadline as the application deadline. Refer to the financial page on the program website for complete fee schedule and merit scholarship information: https://hlaw.ucsd.edu/program-overview/financial/.

Application Deadlines August 5, 2016 (Fall 2016)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

Not required

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Minimum scores required are 80 for TOEFL exam and 7.0 for IELTS exam.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://hlaw.ucsd.edu
Email healthpolicyandlaw@ucsd.edu
Campus Office La Jolla Village Professional Center
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Ste A212
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone (858) 534-9162
Fax (858) 534-9168
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Extended Studies & Public Programs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0170X
La Jolla, CA 92093-0170

Audiology (AU75)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

Program Info

Area of Study Health Sciences
Department Audiology: Joint Doctoral Program
Major Audiology
Degree Doctor of Audiology
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Apply first to SDSU

Application Deadlines August 1, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://slhs.sdsu.edu/programs/aud/admissions/
Email ezettner@ucsd.edu
Campus Office Perlman Otolaryngology LL-A
Phone (858) 657-8057
Fax (858) 657-8682
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Audiology JDP
9350 Campus Point Drive, MC 0970
La Jolla, CA, 92093-0970

Biomedical Sciences (BS75)

The Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Graduate Program is dedicated to training the next generation of biomedical scientists in a collaborative, inclusive, and multidisciplinary environment. Students may choose from among 12 Training Areas (Genetics & Genomics, Molecular Pharmacology, Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology, Immunology, Microbiome & Microbial Sciences, Stem Cell Biology, Structural & Chemical Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Development, Neurobiology of Disease,Physiology & Endocrinology, Computational & Integrative Biology) , four specialized Cross-Disciplinary Training Centers (Glycobiology, Anthropogeny, Quantitative Biology, Multi-Scale Biology), or choose to develop an individualized training plan with their mentors.

Program Info

Area of Study Health Sciences
Specializations

Anthropogeny; Cancer Biology; Computational and Integrative Biology; Genetics and Genomics; Glycobiology; Immunology; Microbiome and Micbrobial Sciences; Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology; Molecular Pharmacology; Multi-Scale Biology; Neurobiology of Disease; Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Development; Physiology and Endocrinology; Quantitative Biology; Stem Cell Biology; Structural and Chemical Biology

Department Biomedical Sciences
Major Biomedical Sciences
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines May 4, 2017 (Fall 2017)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General Test is required.

GRE Subject Test is recommended.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accepts only the online Statement of Purpose: 3000 word limit

Include responses to the following as part of your statement:


  1. Summarize the long term goals of research in which you participated.
  2. Describe one research problem, project or area for graduate study that excites you. Have you thought about what you want to accomplish in graduate school and how is UC San Diego a good match for these goals?
  3. Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://biomedsci.ucsd.edu
    Email biomedsci@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Biomedical Sciences Building Room 5008
    Phone (858) 534-3982
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0685
    La Jolla, California 92093-0685

    Clinical Psychology (CY75)

    University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Department Clinical Psychology: Joint Doctoral Program
    Major Clinical Psychology
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines April 30, 2017 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    GRE Subject Test is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Contact Info

    Website http://clinpsyc.sdsu.edu/
    Email PsycJDP@mail.sdsu.edu
    Campus Office 6363 Alvarado Ct. #103
    Phone (619) 594-2246
    Fax (619) 594-6780
    Mailing Address
    JDP in Clinical Psychology
    San Diego State University
    6363 Alvarado Court #103
    San Diego, CA 92120-4913

    Language and Communicative Disorders (LC75)

    University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in Applied Mechanics/Engineering Science; Audiology; Biology; Chemistry; Clinical Psychology; Language and Communicative Disorders; Mathematics and Science Education; and 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior Sciences. Apply to your program of interest at San Diego State University. You will be instructed to apply to UCSD after initial approval for the program at SDSU.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Department Language and Communicative Disorders: Joint Doctoral Program
    Major Language and Communicative Disorders
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    Apply first to SDSU. Please refer to Language and Communicative Disorders website for more information -
    http://slhs.sdsu.edu/programs/phd/

    Application Deadlines May 4, 2017 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Check the website for SDSU application. Not necessary for UCSD application.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Resume/CV

    Not required

    Contact Info

    Website http://slhs.sdsu.edu/programs/phd/
    Email jshin@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office 266 Cog Sci Building
    Phone (858) 822-2698
    Fax (858) 822-1602
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code: 0526
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0526

    Neurosciences (NE75)

    The Neurosciences Graduate Program at the University of California, San Diego offers an outstanding opportunity for graduate training in one of the most highly interactive scientific environments available in the United States. Recently, our graduate program was named by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences as one of the top ranking neuroscience graduate programs in the country.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Program Overview The Neurosciences Graduate Program at UC San Diego is an interdisciplinary program that covers a broad spectrum of sub-disciplines in neuroscience including medicine, cellular and molecular biology, psychology, cognitive science, engineering and mathematics. Participating faculty come from various departments across the UCSD campus as well as the Salk Institute, the Scripps Research Institute, and the Sanford-Burnham Institute. The enormous breadth of research interests represented among our faculty provides integrated training that encompasses molecular, cellular, developmental, systems, cognitive, behavioral, and clinical neuroscience.
    Specializations

    Biochemistry & Molecular; Cellular; Developmental; Clinical; Cognitive, Behavioral & Psychopharmacology; Computational; Systems & Circuits

    Department Neurosciences
    Major Neurosciences
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines March 2, 2017 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    GRE Subject Test is recommended.

    GRE Subject Test recommended is Biology
    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
    PTE (Pearson Test of English)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Submit online only, 2500 word limit

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://neurograd.ucsd.edu
    Email neurograd@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office CNCB, Rooms 276 and 277
    Phone (858) 534-3377
    Fax (858) 534-8242
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    Neurosciences Graduate Program
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0634
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0634

    Public Health -- Epidemiology (PU75)

    University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior.

    Epidemiology is an essential scientific discipline in public health, which deals with the causes of and prevention of factors associated with disease. Our understanding of the etiology of many infectious and chronic diseases is based on data from epidemiologic studies.

    If you are you interested in researching the causes of disease, why some populations are healthier that others, and investigating methods to promote health, this program offers the training. The program applies the principles of population‐based research. Methodology for investigating the etiology of infectious and chronic diseases. Use of epidemiologic methods for the prevention and control of disease in human populations. A wide range of research opportunities with a multidisciplinary faculty from two campuses.

    Emphasis is on producing graduates with a mastery of the central concepts and analytic processes of epidemiology and biostatistics. Required and elective courses include epidemiologic methods, study design, occupational and environmental health, exposure assessment, clinical epidemiology, women's health, cancer prevention, research dissemination and scientific ethics. The PhD in Epidemiology trains individuals for careers in research and teaching in a variety of settings, including academic and research institutions, government agencies, and the private sector.

    Applications to both institutions are required for admission. Please make sure to submit your applications in your area of choice to UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the national application system, SOPHAS.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Department Public Health: Joint Doctoral Program
    Major Public Health -- Epidemiology
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Additional Notes

    Application Deadlines December 15, 2016 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Three letters of recommendation are required. Two should be academic references, from professors who have taught you in class. The third letter can be another academic reference or a professional reference (employer, volunteer work, etc.).

    Please submit letters of recommendation to BOTH UC San Diego Grad Apply and to SOPHAS. Letters of recommendation must be submitted to SOPHAS directly. Please see the SOPHAS application instructions for details.

    Note: Do Not submit your letters of recommendation to the SDSU Graduate Application.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Your statement of purpose and objectives (approximately 1500 word limit) should address all of the following items:


  4. Describe those experiences that have shaped your interest in public health. Comment on your current orientation or preferences in the public health field.

  5. Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.

  6. Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.

  7. Discuss why you are interested in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, the strengths you bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase your expertise and personal growth.
  8. Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://publichealth.ucsd.edu/jdp/
    Email hward@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office University Center 202 ( UCtr 202), Room 404
    Phone (858) 534-0505
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0725
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0725

    Public Health -- Health Behavior (PU76)

    University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior.

    Many of today’s leading causes of death are preventable through lifestyle changes. The Health Behavior program will help students master the central concepts and analytic processes of health promotion. Faculty research interests are numerous, and include smoking uptake and cessation, using technology to promote good health habits, strategies to improve nutrition and physical activity habits, investigating how our environment influences health behaviors, and conducting community based participatory research. If you are you interested in learning how a person's actions influence their health, and investigating innovative ways to promote health and prevent disease, this program offers the training. The program applies behavior change theories and strategies for population application; as well as, qualitative and quantitative research methods. Training in the development and evaluation of health behavior interventions in underserved populations. Understanding and changing health policy.

    Emphasis is on producing graduates with a mastery of the central concepts and analytic processes of health behavior. Required and elective courses include health behavior theory, study design and development of interventions, clinical trial design, health-related measurement scales and health policy. Students can develop advanced skills deploying and evaluating mHealth, ‘Big Data’, and sensor-based technological solutions to public health problems. Graduates of the program are competitive for a variety of research, teaching, and community service positions in areas such as academic institutions, local and state health departments, federal and international agencies, and both privately and publicly sponsored research institutions.

    Applications to both institutions are required for admission. Please make sure to submit your applications in your area of choice to UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the national application system, SOPHAS.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Department Public Health: Joint Doctoral Program
    Major Public Health -- Health Behavior
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines December 15, 2016 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Three letters of recommendation are required. Two should be academic references, from professors who have taught you in class. The third letter can be another academic reference or a professional reference (employer, volunteer work, etc.).

    Please submit letters of recommendation to BOTH UC San Diego Grad Apply and to SOPHAS. Letters of recommendation must be submitted to SOPHAS directly. Please see the SOPHAS application instructions for details.

    Note: Do Not submit your letters of recommendation to the SDSU Graduate Application.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Your statement of purpose and objectives (approximately 1500 word limit) should address all of the following:


  9. Describe those experiences that have shaped your interest in public health. Comment on your current orientation or preferences in the public health field.

  10. Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.

  11. Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.

  12. Discuss why you are interested in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, the strengths you bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase your expertise and personal growth.


  13. If you are interested in working in a particular field or with specific faculty members, please identify this in your statement. This information is used to match students to mentors and tracks.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://publichealth.ucsd.edu/jdp/
    Email hward@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office University Center 202 (UCtr 202), Room 404
    Phone (858) 534-0505
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0725
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0725

    Public Health -- Global Health (PU77)

    University of California, San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with San Diego State University (SDSU), offers doctoral degrees in 3 Public Health areas: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Behavior.

    Global health relates to health issues and concerns that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity and culture.  Studies in global health stress the commonality of health issues for the United States and international partners, and involve collective, science-based interventions to resolve these issues.  If you are passionate about these issues and concerns, this program offers the training. The program applies rigorous scientific methods to contemporary global health issues. There is an emphasis on principles of social justice and health diplomacy. Cross‐cultural learning near the largest international border crossing in the world. Field‐based and multi‐national organization research opportunities. Plus dynamic faculty working in more than a dozen different countries.

    Emphasis is on preparing graduates with the fundamental scientific knowledge, ethical understanding, and specific skills necessary to become public health researchers and professional leaders in multiple settings. Required and elective courses include global health practice and theory, program planning and evaluation, emerging infectious diseases, advanced epidemiology and biostatistics, research methods, environmental health, and global maternal/child health. In addition to didactic classes at both partner institutions, students will be expected to complete an international field practicum involving research, policy work, or cultural training. Graduates of the program are competitive for a variety of research, teaching and service positions in academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and businesses with global health interests both within and outside of the United States.

    Applications to both institutions are required for admission. Please make sure to submit your applications in your area of choice to UC San Diego, San Diego State University and the national application system, SOPHAS.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Department Public Health: Joint Doctoral Program
    Major Public Health -- Global Health
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines December 15, 2016 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Three letters of recommendation are required. Two should be academic references, from professors who have taught you in class. The third letter can be another academic reference or a professional reference (employer, volunteer work, etc.).

    Please submit letters of recommendation to BOTH UC San Diego Grad Apply and to SOPHAS. Letters of recommendation must be submitted to SOPHAS directly. Please see the SOPHAS application instructions for details.

    Note: Do Not submit your letters of recommendation to the SDSU Graduate Application.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Your statement of purpose and objectives (approximately 1500 word limit) should address all of the following:


  14. Describe those experiences that have shaped your interest in public health. Comment on your current orientation or preferences in the public health field.

  15. Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.

  16. Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.

  17. Discuss why you are interested in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health, the strengths you bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase your expertise and personal growth.


  18. If you are interested in working in a particular field or with specific faculty members, please identify this in your statement. This information may be used to match students to mentors and tracks.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Contact Info

    Website http://publichealth.ucsd.edu/jdp/
    Email hward@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office University Center 202 (UCtr 202), Room 404
    Phone (858) 534-0505
    Mailing Address
    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0725
    La Jolla, CA, 92093-0725

    Biostatistics (FP75)

    Welcome! The Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH) offers a doctoral degree in Biostatistics. This UCSD graduate program is an interdepartmental program housed within the Department of FMPH, in the School of Medicine.


    There is a growing demand for PhD-level biostatisticians in academic medical centers, in government agencies, and in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The UCSD Biostatistics PhD program emphasizes both didactic and experiential learning. We aim to train the next generation of biostatisticians in the mathematical theory, computational skills, and inferential methods needed to analyze complex data, and to bring innovative and cutting-edge developments from the theoretical data sciences into the practical world of tools and methods for biomedical data analysis. Our program is distinguished by its interdisciplinary nature and collaboration with UCSD's world-class biomedical research environment. Our program integrates rigorous data science theory and methods, training in practical collaborative skills, and use of rich sources of data from many areas of the biomedical sciences.

    Program Info

    Area of Study Health Sciences
    Department Biostatistics
    Major Biostatistics
    Degree Doctor of Philosophy
    Admissions Terms Fall
    Application Deadlines January 9, 2017 (Fall 2017)
     

    Basic Requirement

    Admissions Tests

    GRE General Test is required.

    English Proficiency Exams

    (international applicants only)

    A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

    The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Letters of Recommendation

    Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

    Three letters of recommendation; at least two should address academic and/or professional qualifications for pursuing a PhD program in biostatistics. If more than three are received, the first three received will be reviewed.

    Statement of Purpose

    Required

    Your statement of purpose and objectives (1200-1500 word limit suggested) should address all of the following items:

    1. Describe those experiences that have shaped your interest in biostatistics. Do you have a preferred area of interest within the biostatistics discipline?
    2. Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.
    3. Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.
    4. Discuss why you are interested in the Biostatistics PhD program offered in the School of Medicine (Dept. of Family Medicine and Public Health, UCSD), the strengths you bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase your expertise and personal growth.
    **Please specify if you have publications, work or other experience which you feel makes you more likely to succeed in this program.

    Resume/CV

    Required

    Additional Requirements

    1. Transcripts (official transcripts will be required if admitted into the program)
    GPA >= 3.0 required for admission.

    2. List of mathematics courses taken/projected as well as textbooks used

    Contact Info

    Website http://biostat.ucsd.edu/phd-program/index.html
    Email mbazyar@ucsd.edu
    Campus Office Medical Teaching Facility- Rm 269
    9500 Gilman Dr.
    La Jolla, CA 92093
    Phone 858-822-1073
    Fax 858-534-4642
    Mailing Address
    3855 Health Sciences Drive 0901
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0901