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M.S. in Biostatistics Admission Requirements

We consider several factors for admission to the M.S. in Biostatistics Program, including:

  • Grade Point Average: The most successful applicants to our M.S. in Biostatistics program earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in their Bachelor’s degree programs. However, the GPA is only one of several factors considered.  
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations
  • Work Experience
  • Community Involvement
  • School Extracurricular Activities
  • Strong Quantitative Background/Ability

The M.S. in Biostatistics is a quantitatively oriented graduate program. In order to ensure your success in this program, our faculty looks for a strong background and demonstrated quantitative ability. While no particular major is required for this program, it is helpful for students to have some background in one of the following areas:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Physics

We also look for a “passion” for public health, some understanding and appreciation of the field and a desire to become more involved in improving health and health care in your community.

GRE scores are not required for this program.

International students
International students must complete several additional requirements.

Please contact the Office of Admissions at (914) 594-4510 or email shsp_admissions@nymc.edu. Contact Irene Bundziak, (914) 594-4905, if you have any questions about your application.