Applicants for the Ph.D. in Applied Health Research and Evaluation must meet the University minimum requirement of (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a B (3.0) average in upper division courses and/or prior graduate study as well as satisfactory performance on the verbal and quantitative sections for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
Applicants must submit GRE test results and transcripts that demonstrate strong foundational competencies in math and statistics. International applicants must also report TOEFL scores.
All applicants will be required to submit a statement of purpose outlining career goals as they relate to the graduate program, three letters of recommendation (at least one from a former professor), and an example of published or other written work where the applicant is the sole author or first author.Detailed information about each component is listed below. All application information must be submitted to Clemson University Graduate school On-line application system (CollegeNet) (http://grad.clemson.edu/prospectiveStudents.php ).
Please submit a resume that includes the following:
• Education background
• Work Experience
• Professional Publications
• Professional Presentations
• Teaching Experience
• Academic/Experiential preparation related to: Research, Math, Statistics, and Epidemiology
Preferred scores vary by department. Official Scores must be received directly from Educational Testing Service. Clemson's Institution Code is 5111.
Median GRE and GMAT scores for previously admitted students at Clemson University can be viewed at: http://www.grad.clemson.edu/els_scores.php
(International Students) A satisfactory score is required of International Students whose native language is not English.
Preferred course background: A minimum requirement of a Calculus I or equivalent course. Courses in introductory statistics and introductory research are preferred.
The submission of a writing sample (nonreturnable, limited to fewer than 15 pages) is required. This sample should be an example of published or other written work where the applicant is the sole author or primary author.Writing samples are to be uploaded to the Graduate School on-line application site, along with general application materials. The writing sample can be a research paper, a paper based on previous coursework, or unpublished or published research that best demonstrates the applicant’s areas of professional interest, writing and reasoning skills, familiarity with research methods, and analytical ability.
Letters of recommendation
Please submit three letters of recommendation: one must be from an academic source.
Letters of recommendation are handled via an online recommendation system which is part of our online application. The host for this process is CollegeNet, the same vendor which hosts our online application. If you have technical difficulties while completing your letters of recommendation, you should send an e-mail to email@example.com and include your User ID in the e-mail. The technicians at CollegeNet will be able to look at your letters of recommendation and help clear the problem.
On page four of the application you will be asked for the following information: Name of recommenders and E-mail address of each recommender.
As soon as you submit your online application, an email will be sent to your respondents. This email will inform them how to complete the online Letter of Recommendation. To ensure receipt of this email, please inform each respondent about this email prior to the submission of your application.
If you or your respondent has technical difficulty with the online Letter of Recommendation system, please contact CollegeNet directly at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call CollegeNet at 503-973-5213. It may be necessary to provide CollegeNet with your user id and/or the name of the applicant or respondent.
If your recommenders have failed to do the online recommendation you are able to go back into the application and remind them. You can leave them a note and another email will be sent to the email address that was provided.
If your recommender does not want to use the online form, they can go to our website here and print out the form.
For additional information, please contact the program coordinator (Karen Kemper)