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Graduate study at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry means engaging in research and training that informs and shapes the world around us. We invite you to explore our numerous graduate degree programs, our facilities and resources, our people, and our community. We welcome your application to our school should you choose to apply.

Prospective students apply for admission to Master's and PhD programs in the University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry through the Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Education. For more information about admissions, see our Ph.D. Program and Master's Program admission pages

Applications for all graduate programs in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology are accepted for matriculation in the Fall semester only. New students cannot start the PhD, Master of Arts, or Master of Science degree programs in the Spring.

School of Medicine and Dentistry Graduate Education Pages:
PhD Applicants - Frequently Asked Questions
Master's Applicants - Frequently Asked Questions
Non-Matriculated Students - Course Registration and Transfer Credits

Statistics and Biostatistics General Policies:
(a) GRE scores are required from all applicants.
(b) Most international applicants will need to provide TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo English test scores unless they have earned or will earn an undergraduate baccalaureate degree from a US educational institution. For consideration of any waiver requests, please upload a copy of your most recent score report to the "Other Documents" section of the application and then email

Please address all inquiries to:

Karin Gasaway

Graduate Program Administrator
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 630
Rochester, NY 14642-8630
Phone:  (585) 275-6684
Fax:  (585) 273-1031

A Safe, Welcoming and Supportive Environment for Graduate Study

The University is deeply committed to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment for graduate students. We are taking steps to further strengthen that commitment.

  • The CARE network—our nationally recognized program for expressing concern about any person, incident or issue in the University community and getting support to address it—serves all graduate and post-baccalaureate students as well as University undergraduates.
  • Our Ombudsperson Program for graduate students and postdoctoral appointees adds a layer of confidential and independent support for discussing any concern and also for reporting inappropriate behavior.
  • The Office for Inclusion and Culture Development promotes diversity and is tasked with ensuring that policies and practices to support learners are clear, consistent, and communicated effectively across all medical center education programs.

Our goal is to provide a first-class research and training environment in which faculty, learners and staff are united by mutual respect and the love of science.