Admissions

Before you apply for admission to the MS in Biostatistics program, review our eligibility requirements and details of the application process.

Eligibility – Theory and Methods Track

You must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the Theory Track in the MS in Biostatistics Program:

  • At least one college-level linear algebra course with grade of B or higher
  • At least two semesters of college-level calculus with grade of B or higher
  • GRE (Optional)
  • TOEFL if you are coming from a non-English speaking country

Eligibility – Clinical Applications Track

You must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the Clinical Applications Track in the MS in Biostatistics Program: 

  • Be a clinical researcher (hold a degree in medical sciences and be actively involved in clinical research)
  • At least one semester of college-level calculus with grade of B or higher
  • At least one college-level linear algebra course with grade of B or higher
  • GRE (Optional)
  • TOEFL if you are coming from a non-English speaking country

Application

We start accepting applications September 15. The application deadline for both tracks in the programs is      April 1. You will receive a comprehensive evaluation for admission based on factors including your academic record, post-undergraduate professional experiences, and motivation for successful completion of the program. We require the following application materials from you:

Theory and Methods Track - Completed online application form including:

  • Background and demographics
  • Personal statement (700 words or less) clearly explaining your motivation for applying to the program and your post-graduation career objectives
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Non-refundable application fee of $80

Clinical Applications Track - Completed online application form including:

  • Background and demographics
  • Personal statement (700 words or less) clearly explaining your motivation for applying to the program and how an MS in Biostatistics degree will help advance your career in clinical and translational research
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Non-refundable application fee of $80

Submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate programs for which a degree was earned to: Icahn School of Medicine, Office of Admissions, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1002, New York, NY 10029, and please include:

  • Two letters of recommendation to be emailed by recommenders directly to admissions@mssm.edu
  • GRE scores, and TOEFL scores if applicable, using School Code 2464

Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Tuition

Tuition is currently $41,000 for the MS in Biostatistics Program in its entirety. In 2017-2018 tuition will be charged at a per credit rate, for which the exact rate will be announced in 2017. In addition, student and activity fees are currently $150 for the program. You are required to have health insurance. Detailed information about your options can be found on our Student Health and Wellness website. Details and instructions on how to apply for financial aid can be found on our Financial Aid website.

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Final Application Deadline:
April 1