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Epidemiology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Department of Epidemiology at UC Irvine ranks among the top epidemiology departments in the nation and is among the most respected academic units at UC Irvine. The evolution of our academic unit over the past 25 years has included the development of California's first cancer epidemiology program focused on a population-based cancer registry.

This cancer registry has facilitated a steady growth of large cancer epidemiology research projects making UC Irvine a leader in this field.

As a result, the Department of Epidemiology has been successful in recruiting superb faculty members who are leaders in their respective research areas, as well as an exceptional group of graduate students who are partners with us in our research and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principals of Epidemiology
  • Medical Genetics & Cytogenetics
  • Epi Research Journal Club
  • Statistical Methods/Data Analysis
  • Biostatistics
  • Epi Research Journal Club
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology
  • Advanced Epi Methods
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Intro to Statistical Genetics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: 20sep-12oct
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized institution with degree standards equivalent to those of the University of California.
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or its equivalent.
  • Official GRE test scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One set of official original transcripts from all schools attended after high school. International applicants may have additional requirements such as English language proficiency tests.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11442 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11442 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Our Master's students fund their training via a combination of funding sources including personal resources, individually obtained fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships and student loans. We also offer our graduate students on-campus housing at below market rental rates. Domestic students may be eligible for subsidized student loans through the UC Irvine Financial Aid Office. Unfortunately, international students are not eligible for U.S. federally subsidized loans.

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