- Can my recommenders submit their letters of recommendation online?
No. All three letters of recommendation, along with three "Admission Recommendation Forms" need to be sent directly from the recommender to the graduate school office. Any recommendation letters/forms received via the applicant are required to arrive with signature seals intact.
- How many students are admitted to the program each year?
Each year we will select 2-3 highly qualified students interested in furthering knowledge and research skills in Biostatistics.
- When are students admitted into the program?
Students are admitted for the Fall semester only.
- What is the cost and availability of housing in the Milwaukee area?
Many rental units are available in pleasant residential neighborhoods surrounding the Medical College. Housing costs begin at about $550 per month for a married couple or 2 students sharing an apartment. The usual stipend supports a modest standard of living.
- What kind of financial support is provided?
Students are supported by fellowships and research assistantships. Each includes tuition and a stipend. The stipend for 2012–2013 is $27,587 per year. The research assistantships provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in statistical consulting and collaborative research.
- When are students notified about acceptance in the program?
End of February or March
- What career possibilities are there after graduation?
Pharmaceutical & Consultant Industries
Government & Non-Profit Agencies
Specifically, some Alumni have been employed at Novartis, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, The Medical College of Wisconsin, and SAS Business Analytics and Business Intelligence Software following graduation.
- What is the student to faculty ratio in the program?
Class sizes are small. Usually student to faculty ratios are better than 1:1.
- How big is the MCW student body?
There are more than 1,265 students enrolled in educational programs at the Medical College. This includes 816 medical students and more than 450 graduate students.
- Does the PhD program offer courses online or remote course options?
The Biostatistics PhD program trains students in biostatistical methodology, theory, and practice. Students get a large portion of experience through engaging in collaborative research projects, requiring students to be able to meet on-campus.
As of right now we do not see remote capabilities becoming available anytime soon, however we still continue to explore this option.
- What is the contact information for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences?
The Medical College of Wisconsin
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
Recruitment Office: 414-955-4402
Graduate School: 414-988-8218
- Can I be admitted in the program as a part-time student?
No. At this time we do not currently offer students part-time positions in our program.
- Who can I contact with additional questions about the PhD program in Biostatistics?