PhD Program Admission Requirements

Our program seeks students with outstanding potential for independent scholarship, evidenced by excellence in coursework and recommendations from those in a good position to evaluate a student's capabilities. Students wishing to pursue graduate work in Biostatistics must complete a Brown University application. Materials are available at the Graduate School Website. Results from a recent Graduate Record Examination (within five years) are required. Subject test scores can be submitted but are not required. Other standardized tests (e.g. MCAT, LSAT) may not substitute for the GRE. TOEFL scores are required for students whose native language is not English, but may be waived for those who hold a bachelors or masters degree from a US institution. Applicants to the Ph.D. program should have taken courses in calculus (three semesters), and advanced undergraduate courses in linear algebra and probability. Experience with numerical computing is also recommended.

Applications from students in applied fields such as biology, biochemistry, economics and computer science are strongly encouraged, with the understanding that necessary mathematical coursework may have to be completed before enrollment in the program.

Application Deadline

New Application Deadline Alert: The Graduate School is likely to move the application deadline for Doctoral Program to December 15 in 2014.  Please plan in advance.

Students interested in the doctoral program in Biostatistics must complete a University application. Materials are available directly from the Graduate School.

Complete the online application

For additional information on our Doctoral Program or inquiries about admissions, please contact our Department administrative staff:

Liz Lirakis, Admissions Coordinator
401.863.6923