ScM or AM in Biostatistics - Admission Requirements

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.

Entering students should have two to three semesters of calculus and one semester of linear algebra.

The GRE general test is required; MCAT or LSAT tests cannot be substituted. Experience with numerical computing is recommended.

Application Deadline

Students wishing to pursue graduate work in Biostatistics must complete a University application. Materials are available directly from the Graduate School.  The Department's Masters Admissions Committee will give full consideration for financial aid to all applications. Application deadline is February 1.

The School of Public Health is transitioning to the SOPHAS online application service for the 2017-18 admissions year.  

The next SOPHAS cycle, 2016-2017, will open on August 18, 2016For more information on how to apply please visit the SOPHAS application Instructions hereIf you have any questions, please contact SOPHAS Customer Service at 617-612-2090 or

For additional information on our Master's Programs or inquiries about admissions, please contact our Department administrative staff:
Liz Lirakis, Admissions Coordinator