PhD in Biostatistics

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biostatistics 

Application Deadlines

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





April 1

June 1

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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.


Applicants must hold a Master of Science or Master of Arts in Biostatistics, Statistics or equivalent degree (e.g. Biostatistics MPH plus courses in mathematical statistics at the Master’s level, and matrix algebra and mathematical analysis at the Bachelor’s level [equivalent to UNL STAT 882 & 883, MATH 314, and MATH 325]) from a recognized college or university.


Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above in previous coursework.

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 from academic or professional references. Two letters must be from faculty members from the applicant’s previous program who can attest to the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully a Ph.D. program in Biostatistics. The remaining letter may be an academic or professional reference.

Statement of Intent

A statement of intent which supports interest areas and career goals.

 Resume or CV

A resume or curriculum vitae.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - GRE Institutional Code 0695


Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS 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.

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Contact Information

UNMC College of Public Health
984359 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-4359
Phone: 402-552-9867

Department of Biostatistics
Gleb Haynatzki, PhD
Graduate Program Chair
Phone: 402-559-3294