The program is currently open to graduate-level epidemiology students (defined as having completed the equivalent of an academic year of graduate courses or more) from participating universities.

Candidates should have:

  • Graduate level epidemiology and biostatistics coursework and experience analyzing data
  • Commitment and/or demonstrated interest in applied public health research
  • Potential for future leadership in the public health sector
  • An excellent record of academic achievement

How to Apply

For full consideration, all applications must include:

*Note: Official school transcripts may be submitted via mail or e-mail. HRTP will only accept official school transcripts sent directly from the school.


All applications must be received and/or post marked by: February 15, 2019. The Epi Scholars program hopes to inform accepted students of their status within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline.

Contact Information

NYC Epi Scholars Program
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
42-09 28th Street, 7th Floor, CN 65
Long Island City, NY, 11101-4132
Fax: (347) 396-2891
Email: Epischolars@health.nyc.gov

International Students

International student applicants are required to have completed two full semesters of coursework at their school prior to summer in order to receive valid work authorization. Work authorization must be obtained from the school they currently attend.