Admission Requirements

MCWQ PhD Program in Biostatistics Admission RequirementsAdmission requirements for PhD in Biostatistics:

  • Undergraduate degree in mathematics or closely related fields from an accredited college or university

  • Strong interest in Biostatistics and biomedical applications

  • Overall grade point average of B or better

  • B average or better in mathematics and science

  • An average of 60% or greater on the scores of the Quantitative and Verbal components, and a 3.5 or greater on the Analytical Writing component of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Tests must have been taken within five years from the data of application.

  • Non-US citizens are required to take a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and make arrangement for an official score report to be sent directly from ETS to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 100 on the Internet based version (including Speaking). Our Institution Code is 1519, Department code is 99.

Applicants are expected to have completed courses in advanced calculus, matrix/linear algebra and scientific programming with a minimum grade of B in each. Those who have not done so may be considered for admission and, if admitted, must complete these requirements during the first year of study. Learn more about how to apply

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PhD Program Contacts

Medical College of Wisconsin
PhD Program in Biostatistics
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

(414) 955-8280
(414) 955-6513 (fax)