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.
New Application Deadline Alert: Effective the next application cycle, applications for the 2016-17 academic year, the deadline for the Biostatistics Doctoral Program is 15 December. Please plan in advance. Only applications received on or before 15 December will receive full consideration.
Students interested in the doctoral program in Biostatistics must complete a University application. Materials are available directly from the Graduate School.