Admissions Overview

Thank you for your interest in the UCSD Biostatistics Graduate programs. The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Dept of Family Medicine and Public Health) seeks highly motivated applicants with a strong mathematical background for our Doctoral program in Biostatistics which started in Fall 2016 and our new Master of Science in Biostatistics which will start Fall 2019. Our programs aim to train the next generation of biostatisticians in the mathematical theory, computational skills, and inferential methods needed to analyze complex biomedical data. The programs will provide:

  1. An integrated, comprehensive, and intensive didactic curriculum in biostatistics, statistics, and the mathematical foundations needed for analysis of biomedical data;
  2. Rigorous training in computing, reproducible research practices and data management skills;
  3. Substantive training in a specific domain of application in biomedical or public health sciences;
  4. Instruction on research ethics, protection of human subjects, and confidentiality requirements;
  5. Experiential learning and mentoring in communication and scientific writing skills and the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.

PhD in Biostatistics- NOW CLOSED

The PhD program is distinguished by its high mathematical content and rigorous technical training in theory and methods, as well as, training in practical collaborative skills, and use of important data from many areas of the biomedical sciences. We expect to provide a stipend and tuition remission to qualified students for the duration of their studies.

Applications for the PhD program will be accepted September 4, 2018 - January 7, 2019. 

MS in Biostatistics-NOW CLOSED

The MS plans to admit the first cohort for Fall 2019. 

Applications for the MS program will be accepted January 18, 2019-February, 19, 2019. Please apply at: