Requirements & Deadlines

​Students at Brown want to create and navigate their own intellectual journeys. As a result, no two applicants share the same background. Applications to our graduate programs are reviewed holistically by faculty-led admissions committees. Undergraduate applicants—please visit Undergraduate Admission.
 

Fall 2019 Deadlines

Graduate Program Degree Application Deadline
Master of Public Health MPH February 1 (priority)
April 1 (space-available)
Behavioral and Social Health Sciences ScM
PhD
April 1
December 15
Biostatistics* AM
ScM
PhD
February 1
February 1
December 15
Clinical and Translational Research* Certificate
ScM
July 1
May 1
Epidemiology ScM
PhD
February 1
December 15
Global Public Health ScM February 1 (priority)
April 1 (space-available)
Health Services Research PhD December 15
MPH/MPA Dual Degree MPH/MPA February 15


Graduate Application Requirements

Application in SOPHAS, which includes:

  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Standardized test scores*
  • Application fee

International applicants*

  • Language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Transcript evaluation (if applicable)

Brown University undergraduates*

  • Application requirements vary by program (see below)

The Department of Biostatistics welcomes applicants from diverse academic backgrounds to its graduate programs, however, the following prerequisites are required for consideration:

  • Master's Applicants (AM or ScM): Three semesters of calculus, one semester of linear algebra, and at least one semester of probability. The AM and ScM programs require the same coursework, however, the ScM program includes a project or thesis.
  • PhD Applicants: Three semesters of calculus and advanced undergraduate courses in linear algebra and probability.

Applicants to the Certificate or ScM in Clinical & Translational Research must be physicians, doctorally-trained basic scientists, or students in doctoral programs or medical school. Certificate program applications should be submitted through SOPHAS Express, while applications to the ScM in Clinical & Translational Research should be submitted through SOPHAS.

GRE scores are required and official score reports must be submitted directly to SOPHAS using code 7765 (Brown U Sch Pub Hlth SOPHAS). In lieu of a GRE score, the following programs will consider valid MCAT scores:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH)
  • ScM in Global Public Health (GRE preferred)

ETS offers a Fee Reduction Program for individuals who demonstrate financial need and/or for participants of national programs that work with underrepresented groups.

Brown University undergraduates only—​GRE scores are not required for the following programs:

  • AB/MPH
  • 5th year master’s degrees in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences and Biostatistics
  • ScM in Global Public Health

TOEFL Scores
TOEFL scores are required for international applicants, however, the Graduate School at Brown does offer a list of exceptions. Applicants should submit official TOEFL scores to both code 3094 (Brown University) and 5688 (SOPHAS). IELTS scores are also accepted.

International Transcripts
International transcripts must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). Please see SOPHAS' instructions for more information.

Brown University undergraduate applicants to the following programs should submit applications through SOPHAS Express:

  • AB/MPH
  • 5th year master’s degrees in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences and Biostatistics

Applications to all other graduate programs should be submitted through SOPHAS. Application deadlines for these programs align with the deadlines published above.


​GRE scores are not required for the following programs (Brown University undergraduates only):

  • AB/MPH
  • 5th year master’s degrees in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences and Biostatistics
  • ScM in Global Public Health