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

Our application process has changed for 2021. For full consideration, all applications must include the documents listed below.

Students/applicants should submit the following information in one email to epischolars@health.nyc.gov:

The academic institution or reference should submit:

  • Official school transcript
  • An academic reference, preferably from the student's academic adviser or mentor


All applications must be received or postmarked by the application deadline. The Epi Scholars program hopes to inform accepted students of their status four to six weeks after 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.