Admission Requirements – Master of Science in Biostatistics

Overview

The Master of Science in Biostatistics is designed for students interested in applying statistical methods to the design and analysis of biomedical research and clinical investigations data.

Application Deadlines

Fall

Priority: December 1st
Final: May 1st

Spring

October 1st

Summer

March 1st

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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program should satisfy all requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Applicants not meeting Graduate School requirements for regular standing may, with approval of the Graduate School, be conditionally admitted to select programs.

The GRE is not required.

A Bachelor's degree and minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Official transcripts must be received from each accredited college or university attended.

A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation

ALL letters must be less than a year old and on department letterhead. At least one letter must be academic. Letters from peer colleagues or friends will not be accepted.

Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose should be approximately 2-3 pages.

Curriculum vitae (C.V.) or resume
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Undergraduate Preparation

Prospective biostatistics students should have undergraduate degrees in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related fields. Undergraduate preparation should have included differential and integral calculus, introduction to mathematical statistics and basic computer programming. 

How to Apply

Apply to the program via SOPHAS

Prepare to apply by gathering all materials and information to complete your online application. These materials include personal statement, resume/CV, recommender’s information, personal, financial and education information.

Create a SOPHAS account and complete all parts of the online application.

Pay application fee.

Send official transcripts to SOPHAS.

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