Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics.
Application Opens: August 16, 2022
Priority Deadline*: January 15, 2023
International Final Deadline: April 1, 2023
Domestic Final Deadline: June 1, 2023
Applications must be complete (all materials received) and verified by SOPHAS by the final deadlines.
*The priority deadline is not a hard deadline. We encourage applicants to submit by the priority deadline as seats and scholarship are more plentiful at the beginning of the cycle and a decision would be released earlier. Applicants will still be considered for scholarship after the priority deadline.
SOPHAS can take 2-4 weeks to verify an application, so we would highly recommend that you submit your application early to ensure you meet the appropriate deadline. For more information about the SOPHAS Verification process, please follow this link.
Bachelor’s degree attainment or work in progress. A bachelor’s degree must be conferred before attending SPH.
Eligible students will have one year of college-level calculus, including multivariable calculus, and one formal course in linear algebra (with a minimum of 2 credits), covering matrix algebra and single value decomposition. Students lacking linear algebra training can apply but will need to complete the requirement before the beginning of the Advanced Statistical Training.
Students with strong quantitative skills will be successful in the program and should show interest in the field through their application.
Learn more about the MS in Applied Biostatistics.
Standardized Test Scores
A GRE score is not required for application to BU School of Public Health and will not be considered if submitted.
International applicants must submit an English language proficiency exam. Applicants may submit the TOEFL or IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS exams are considered valid for two (2) years from the date the exam was administered.
Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
If you are currently in a degree program, you are required to submit a current official transcript showing completed coursework and all work in progress. If you are accepted for admission, a final official transcript after degree conferral must be submitted directly to BUSPH prior to matriculation.
SPH reserves the right to reevaluate your application for admission upon receipt of the final official transcript.
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
SOPHAS provides an electronic submission process for all letters of recommendation.
Statement of Purpose and Objectives
This statement should include the following elements:
- Reason for studying applied biostatistics.
- Desired area of study within the department.
- The anticipated value of applied biostatistics training at Boston University to the candidate’s personal career plans.
- Relevance of prior education and experience to pursuing this degree.
CV or Résumé
Upon receipt of your application from SOPHAS, you will be provided with a link to complete our brief supplemental application. Though a credit card is required, there is no fee for this application.