Check Eligibility

Meet the educational, informatics, public health, and research experience in addition to other requirements outlined below.

Educational Requirements

Doctoral Level Candidates


All doctoral candidates must have a doctoral degree (Phd, MD, PharmD, D, DPH) from an accredited academic institution in one of the following:

  • Public Health Informatics
  • Computer Science, Data Science, or Information Sciences
  • Statistics and Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Medicine, Healthcare/Health Services Research
  • Information Technology or Related Discipline
Masters Level Candidates


All master’s level candidates must have a master’s degree (MPH, MS) from an accredited academic institution as well as at least one year of document experience in one of the following:

  • Public Health Informatics
  • Computer Science, Data Science, or Information Sciences
  • Statistics and Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Medicine, Healthcare/ Health Services Research
  • Information Technology or Related Discipline

Research Requirements

  • PHIFP applicants should document any research or evaluation experience that they completed during or after their academic training.
  • Acceptable experience includes publications, thesis writing and defense, poster presentations, and/or a research or evaluation proposal.

Relocation

  • Relocation is required to various programs at CDC locations. Some assignments may also occur in other federal agencies, as well as state and local health departments.

Citizenship

  • Verify that you are not a citizen of a country designated as a state sponsor of terrorism per this U.S. Department of State’s website: State Sponsors of Terrorismexternal icon
  • Non-U.S. citizens must be legal permanent residents or eligible for J1, TN, H-1B, or OPT-EAD (STEM Extension) visas prior to the program’s start date. CDC’s Human Resource Office/Immigration Office will consult with all non-U.S. citizen candidates to identify the most appropriate work authorization needed to complete the fellowship program requirements.