The Master of Arts in Biostatistics is designed in accordance with the Brown Graduate School specification of two special Master’s Degree programs (Fifth-Year Master’s degree for Brown Undergraduate students and Open Graduate Education Program for Brown doctoral students) and is open only to students already at Brown.
For Brown undergraduates, we offer a fifth-year Master’s (AM) degree that can be completed in one year after receiving the bachelor’s degree. The AM degree program is also open to Brown Graduate students pursuing a master’s degree in a secondary field through the University’s Open Graduate Education Program (OGE).
5th Year Master's Degree (AM):
The 5th-year Master’s Degree option allows Brown Undergraduates to continue at the University for Master of Arts (AM) Degree after completing their Bachelor's Degree. Applicants to the 5th -Year program follow the regular procedures of applying to the Master’s program with the exception that the GRE is not required. Fifth-year candidates are expected to complete the Master’s in one year and earn an AM degree. It is required that 5th-Year Master’s students take two courses counting toward the Master’s degree (see below for course list) prior to matriculating into the Master’s program.
Students must apply for the 5th-Year Master’s program through SOPHAS Express for applicants to the Biostatistics program before they complete their undergraduate studies.
It is strongly suggested that undergraduate students considering the 5th-year Biostatistics Master’s program consult with the Master’s Graduate Program Director before their senior year of undergraduate study. Admission must be approved by the Biostatistics Department Graduate Program and by the Graduate School. While a student must be enrolled as an active undergraduate student at the time of application, admission to the graduate program can be deferred for up to two years with approval from the Biostatistics Graduate Program.
Open Graduate Education Program:
The Open Graduate Education Program allows Brown doctoral students to pursue a master’s degree in a secondary field. Interested doctoral students from graduate programs outside the Department of Biostatistics should apply through the UFunds online system.