The master’s program provides advanced training in the theory and application of statistical methods in public health, clinical medicine, and the biological sciences. The Master’s degree program is designed to provide advanced training for a heterogeneous audience that includes individuals pursuing careers as professional statisticians or data analysts in industry, government or academia; those contemplating doctoral study in biostatistics; and established researchers seeking advanced training in biostatistics. 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).
All students have access to the computing infrastructure at the Center for Statistical Sciences, a high-end, continuously updated computing environment featuring both Unix and PC/MAC networks, with access to all major software for data analysis and numerical computing. CSS also maintains a considerable collection of statistics texts and journals in the Walter Freiberger Biostatistics Library.
Entering students are assumed to have the necessary background including three semesters of calculus, one semester of linear algebra and at least one semester of mathematical probability using calculus prior to attending Brown. Students who have not taken the probability course will be strongly urged to take this in the summer before matriculation.
Applicants to this School of Public Health program should apply through SOPHAS, a centralized application service for accredited schools and programs in public health. The application opens in mid-August each year. The Department of Biostatistics will waive the requirement of the GRE results for the 2021-2022 application cycle. Applicants who submit results will not be penalized, nor will applicants who do not submit results. Brown University School of Public Health GRE reporting code: 7765.
- GRE General: Not required
- GRE Subject: Not required
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Official Transcripts
- Personal Statement
- Application Fee
- Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS if applicable)
- Transcript Evaluation (if applicable)
Application Deadline: February 1