Interested candidates should prepare the following application documents to be submitted online
- Statement of Purpose (details provided below)
- Transcripts (official transcripts will be required if admitted into the program); GPA >= 3.0 required for admission.
- List of mathematics and statistics courses taken/projected as well as textbooks used
- Three letters of recommendation; at least two
should address academic and/or professional qualifications for pursuing
a PhD program in biostatistics. If more than three are received, the
first three received will be reviewed.
- General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores
- TOEFL test scores (for international applicants from non-English speaking countries)
- PhD Applicants Who Are U.S. Citizens are required to complete a FAFSA.
This will assist in determining which applicants are eligible for
grants that may have been awarded to support the interdepartmental
program by various agencies and donors. FAFSA information plays no role
in admission decisions.
- Curriculum vitae
Statement of Purpose
Your statement of purpose and objectives (1200-1500 word
limit suggested) should address all of the following items:
- Describe those experiences that have shaped
your interest in biostatistics. Do you have a preferred area of
interest within the biostatistics discipline?
- Describe the one academic experience that has meant the most to you in your educational career.
- Outline your professional goals, both immediate and long term.
- Discuss why you are interested in the
Biostatistics PhD program offered in the School of Medicine (Dept.
of Family Medicine and Public Health, UCSD), the strengths you
bring with you, and those areas in which you would like to increase
your expertise and personal growth. Please specify if you have
publications, work or other experience which you feel makes you
more likely to succeed in this program.
Please submit application materials to the online link at: https://apply.grad.ucsd.edu/home
The 2017 priority deadline is January 9, 2017.
Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a
space-available basis. The Department matriculates Ph.D. students in the
The application fee is:
- $105.00 for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
- $125.00 for International Applicants
The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics does not waive this fee