MS in Biostatistics

Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics

Application Deadlines
All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission






February 1

June 1

June 1

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) applicationAll application materials need to be submitted through SOPHAS.

All applicants must hold (or be awarded before entry) a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited college or university, with a GPA of at least B (3.0 on a 4.0-point scale). Applicants need to have taken undergraduate courses in calculus, multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and introductory statistics, each with a grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0-point scale) or higher.

NOTE: Applicants without one or more of the stated prerequisites may be considered for admission to the MS but should conditional admission be offered, the prerequisites must be fulfill before full admission is granted and registering in the core curriculum.  

Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.

Domestic or US Transcripts
Must be sent from the institution's Registrar’s Office directly to SOPHAS at the following address:

SOPHAS Mailing and Contact Information
SOPHAS | P.O. Box 9111 | Watertown, MA 02471
617-612-2090 | Email | Website

International Transcripts
All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) using their ICAP Course-by-course evaluation service.  For further instructions, you may visit

Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.  At least one of the references must be academic (from a professor, instructor, or faculty mentor).

Statement of Intent
A one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s:

Resume or CV
A resume or curriculum vitae.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 

TOEFL Requirements
Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States. Minimum scores of 550 (paper), 213 (Computer), and 80 (Internet) are required.