How to Apply

Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biostatistics

The Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs are jointly administered by the Department of Biostatistics and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GRS). If you are ready to apply to the MA or PhD degree programs, the Biostatistics admissions team is here to assist you.

For questions regarding the application process for the MA and PhD degrees, or to set up an appointment to meet with our Admissions Director, please email (biostat@bu.edu).


Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Biostatistics

If you are ready to apply to the Master of Public Health degree program, the School of Public Health admissions team is ready to assist you. BUSPH is one of 44 accredited schools of public health in the United States, and also one of 31 schools participating in SOPHAS. SOPHAS is an application service that allows you to apply to multiple CEPH accredited schools of public health using one application. BUSPH does not require a supplemental application.

Review application requirements for the MPH program.

  • Spring Admission Priority Deadline: October 15
  • Fall Admission Priority Deadline: February 1

Please note, applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be considered for admission on a rolling basis pending space available. The deadline is for having everything submitted to SOPHAS.