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How to Apply

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 graduate degree programs, 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 PhD Program and Master's Program admission pages.

Start Your Application       PhD Frequently Asked Questions       Master's Frequently Asked Questions

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.

How to Apply:
PhD Application Requirements
Master's Application Requirements
Applicant Checklist and Status Updates

Final Application Deadlines:
PhD Statistics - December 15, 2024
MA Statistics and MS Biostatistics - May 1, 2025

Statistics and Biostatistics Program-Specific Pages:
PhD Applicants - Frequently Asked Questions
Master's Applicants - Frequently Asked Questions

Statistics and Biostatistics General Policies:
         (a) GRE scores are no longer used by the Admissions Committee in evaluating applications to the program. If GRE scores are submitted, the committee will not look at them or take them into account when making admissions decisions.
         (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 automatic waiver) or from a country where English is an official language and all instruction is provided in English (manual waiver review). For consideration of any other waiver requests, including other graduate study in the United States, please email a copy of your most recent score report (even if expired) to Karin Gasaway.

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

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.

  • 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 of Equity and Inclusion 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.