The Group in Biostatistics welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines.
Acceptable candidates for the biostatistics masters program should have completed at least two courses in calculus (differential and integral) and one course in linear algebra. We would expect those applying for the Ph.D. to possess a strong quantitative background exceeding the minimum requirements for admission into the MA program.
The University requires all students entering a graduate program to have a prior bachelor's degree and a grade point average of at least 3.0.
for the Biostat MA, Biostat PhD, or Epi/Biostat MPH
The Group in Biostatistics admits new students into the MA, PhD, and MPH programs in the Fall semester only. Applications are available beginning in September/October of each year for students seeking admission in the Fall semester of the following academic year.
For specific application procedures, please refer to the
UC Berkeley SPH Admissions website.
for the On-Campus/Online MPH
For information about the On-campus/Online M.P.H. Professional Degree Program, please see the program's website. Applications to this program are accepted three times a year.
Admissions Recruiting Events: Fall Conference and Pre-Application Advising "Breakout Sessions " for MA & PhD in Biostatistics
Each fall the School of Public Health's Student Services and Admissions Office hosts several recruiting events for prospective applicants of graduate degree programs offered within the School. The Fall Conference and the Pre-Application Advising Sessions offer prospective applicants/students the opportunity to ask questions about both the SOPHAS and the UC Berkeley Graduate Division applications procedures, financial aid and general information about the various degree programs offered.
For information about prospective student events at UC Berkeley visit the School of Public Health's website