Admissions | MS in Biostatistics

Apply to the Master of Science in Biostatistics program by submitting an online application through the Georgetown Graduate School of Arts & Sciences portal.

We invite you to contact us at or (202) 687-4114 to get more information, arrange a personal visit to campus, or to receive our admission packet.


May 15Priority Deadline for Fall Admission
July 1Final Deadline for Fall Admission

Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis. International applicants in particular are encouraged to apply by the May 15 priority deadline to allow sufficient time to apply for a U.S. visa.

We encourage you to review our available scholarships and consider applying.

Application Requirements

Applicants are to submit all required credentials and supporting documentation no later than the application deadlines listed below. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

A 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (across all undergraduate coursework and/or institutions attended).

All applicants must have completed basic courses in Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, and Statistics, each with a grade of B or higher. Alternative combinations of coursework and/or experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

These topics should be covered in the prerequisite courses:

  • Linear Algebra: Linear Equations, Matrices, Matrix Decompositions, Computations, Vectors, Vector Spaces, Multilinear Algebra
  • Multivariable Calculus: Differential Forms, Differential Calculus of Multivariable Functions, Integral Calculus, Parametrized Curves and Surfaces, Vector Calculus, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

If you are not sure whether you have taken the prerequisite courses, email to confirm.

List your postsecondary institutions in your application, and upload a transcript for each institution.

WES (new window) or NACES (new window) credential evaluation services are highly recommended for international transcripts.

Follow the transcript instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to ensure you upload proper documentation.

List your relevant professional and academic experiences.

Recommendation letters may be from previous professors, research mentors, or employers in a position to appraise your potential for graduate study.

The statement of purpose allows you to highlight areas of your background or interests that may not be clear in other areas of your application. Find more information in the online application.

The application fee is nonrefundable but limited application fee waivers may be available. View information about the application fee (new window).

Applicants to any Georgetown program may choose to submit an Optional Statement that addresses diversity, personal background and contributions to community. A detailed prompt for the statement can be found in the application.

We encourage you to consider applying for the Hoyas for Science Scholarship (new window), offered through Georgetown Biomedical Graduate Education. Please note that the scholarship has a similar prompt to the Optional Statement, and you can incorporate your Optional Statement text into your essay for this scholarship application.

GRE scores are not required, but we strongly encourage applicants to report these scores if they are available. We recommend a GRE score of 155 or higher. View instructions for submitting official test results (new window).

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Follow the TOEFL/IELTS instructions in Admissions FAQ (new window) to determine whether you need to send us test scores to prove your English language proficiency.

International Applicants

Please note that the visa application process can take weeks or months and varies based on your country of origin. To help ensure that students receive their visas in time for registration, the program suggests that applications to the program should be completed by the May 15 priority deadline. In the event that visas are not received in time, admitted students may defer their admission one time to a future open term. There is no additional admissions application fee charge for the one-time deferral.

For more information for international applicants, please see our Biomedical Graduate Education International Students page.

Tuition & Scholarships

Please visit our Master’s Degree Plan page for tuition and fees information.

Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) offers scholarships for incoming master’s students based on merit and service. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and awarded subject to funding availability, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible after submitting your program application. BGE also offers merit-based scholarships to a limited number of Master of Science students based on programs’ recommendations.

Graduate Research Assistantships

The Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics offers financial assistance to select Biostatistics master’s students through part-time academic employment, assisting a faculty member with research. Learn more about graduate research assistantships.

Need-Based Aid

Need-based financial aid is available in the form of federal and private loans. It is recommended that you begin the process of applying for financial aid as soon as you are accepted. You may use the Estimated Cost of Attendance information in determining federal loan amounts; this program falls under Biomedical Graduate Education > Biomedical Graduate Programs.

For more information and to obtain financial aid forms, please contact  

Career Readiness

Our students benefit from the services of the Biomedical Graduate Education career office, including one-on-one advising, skills workshops, leadership programs and more.