Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biostatistics
All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission
Applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application. All 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.
SOPHAS | P.O. Box 9111 | Watertown, MA 02471
617-612-2090 | Email | Website
- This applies to current or former UNMC students.
- Photocopies of transcripts will not be accepted.
- WES reports should be sent directly from WES to SOPHAS.
- Please ensure that you enter your SOPHAS ID number on your WES evaluation request to ensure your evaluation can be matched to your application.
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 Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last three years are required of all applicants. Many factors are considered in evaluating an individual's application, but many successful applicants will have verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing GRE scores at or above the 40th percentile.
- GRE Institutional Code 0695
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.
UNMC College of Public Health
984359 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE. 68198-4359
Department of Biostatistics
Gleb Haynatzki, PhD
Graduate Program Chair