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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 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 Ph.D. Program and Master's Program admission pages.

Start Your Application          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 - We prefer to receive applications by December 15, but we will give full consideration to any completed PhD application received by January 1, 2022
MA Statistics and MS Biostatistics - May 1, 2022

Statistics and Biostatistics Program-Specific Pages:
PhD Applicants - Frequently Asked Questions
Master's Applicants - Frequently Asked Questions (coming soon!)

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 other waiver requests, please upload a copy of your most recent score report to the "Other Documents" section of the application and email 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. 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.