Apply to MS in Biostatistics Program

Because GRE testing has been interrupted this Spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Public Health is waiving the GRE requirement for the Fall 2020 application cycle. If you have taken the GRE, we strongly recommend that you submit these results, as they may be beneficial to the review process. If you are an international applicant, and have not yet taken the IELTS/TOEFL, please contact us so that we can advise you of the next steps.

How to Apply

Step 1: Create an account in SOPHAS.

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Step 2: You will need the following materials for your application:

  • Official transcripts
  • Standardized test scores
    • Have official GRE scores sent to SOPHAS (school code 6980)
      • Applicants with a terminal degree may be exempt from this requirement
    • International Students (non-native English speakers): Have official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to SOPHAS (school code 6980)
  • Statement of purpose and objectives (750-1000 words)
    •  Statement should indicate present interests and career goals, including how the MS in biostatistics will prepare candidate to achieve these goals
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
    • Enter the email addresses of three (3) or more potential recommenders in SOPHAS. SOPHAS will email them with a request to upload their recommendation.
    • Letters must be signed and on official letterhead.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume

Step 3: Upload statement of purpose, CV/resume, and any supporting information into SOPHAS.

Step 4: Apply to University of Memphis Graduate School. You do not need to wait for the School of Public Health to accept you to begin the application process to the Graduate School.

  • The fee for US citizens and permanent residents is $35.00.
  • The fee for International students and non-permanent residents is $60.00.
    • If you have previously completed a graduate application to the University of Memphis, all future graduate application fees are waived.
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Application Deadline

Program only admits entry for Fall semester

Rolling admission; applications must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of fall semester 

Priority consideration for applications received by February 1

MS Admissions Criteria

  • Undergraduate GPA from an accredited college or university
    • 3.0 cumulative GPA or 3.5 GPA in the major subject area
  • Acceptable score on GRE general test (within 5 years)
    • Verbal and Quantitative scores at 50% or above preferred in each area
    • Applicants holding a terminal degree may be exempt
  • Acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score (for non-native English speakers)
    • minimum score of 79 on TOEFL/iBT
    • minimum score of 220 on TOEFL/cBT
    • minimum score of 550 on TOEFL/pBT
    • minimum score of 6.0 on IELTS
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (750-1000 words)
  • Resume