The Group in Biostatistics welcomes applicants from a wide variety of disciplines.
Acceptable candidates for the M.A. degree program have completed at least a year or two of calculus and have had a 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 M.A. 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.
Pre-Application Advising "Breakout" Sessions for MA & PhD in Biostatistics
The School of Public Health offers pre-application advising sessions where prospective students can ask general questions about the SOPHAS and UC Berkeley application procedures. On the same day, the Graduate Group in Biostatistics will host a one-hour "breakout" session so that visitors (especially those coming from out of state) can attend each session.
During the one-hour "breakout" sessions, guests are encouraged to ask specific questions about the area of concentration they are interested in applying to.
This year's breakout sessions for biostatistcs (MA and PhD) are scheduled as follows:
October 11, 2012 from 2-3pm
October 24, 2012 from 2-3pm
November 5, 2012 from 2-3pm
Space is often limited and registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include "RSVP to the biostatistics breakout session" in the subject-line. Please provide your full name, the degree program you plan to apply to (MA or PhD) and the date of the session you plan to attend in the body of the e-mail message. Session location will be provided with your confirmation.
Again...for general questions about the SOPHAS and UC Berkeley applications procedures, please attend the School of Public Health's Q&A session (held on the same dates as list above). For more information please visit: http://sph.berkeley.edu/students/admissions/events.php