Application deadline (no late applications will be accepted):
** Fall priority deadline is February 1
Complete applications received by the biostatistics program by February 1 will be considered by February 15.
Fall: April 1
Spring: October 1
Documents for Application
- Online application ApplyYourself
- Official and unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges attended
- TOEFL for international students
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement of objectives and goals
- Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Program Prerequisites Outline (Required section in ApplyYourself Application)
Online application - Once submitted, the application can’t be changed.
Be sure to review the Apply Yourself Tutorial to make sure you have included all of the required information. Also, upload all unofficial transcripts, including University of Utah.
Transcripts - Prior to the admissions deadline: You must have an unofficial transcript from each institution from which you have earned college credit (including the University of Utah) uploaded to the online ApplyYourself application. There are instructions on this in the ApplyYourself tutorial.
If you are admitted into the Mstat program: You must submit an official transcript from each institution from which you have earned college credit (except the University of Utah) to the Office of Admissions. Please see the Office of Admissions website for details on how to submit official transcripts. If you fail to submit official transcripts, you will be unable to register for classes.
Three letters of recommendation - Required for each master's applicant; the recommendation letters should come from persons familiar with the applicant's academic and professional capabilities, achievements, work experience and/or personal qualities—not family or friends. There is no specific format for these letters.
Personal statement of objectives & goals - The statement is not to exceed 1000 words
Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) - Resumes and CV’s should be professional and up-to-date.
Program Prerequisites Outline - Required for master’s applicant; in the ApplyYourself Application there is a section that requires the applicant to enter which courses they have taken to fulfill the Mstat, Biostatistics program prerequisites. The worksheet asks for the semester and year the course was taken, the number of credit hours, letter grade and institution which the course was taken. For more information, please refer to the ApplyYourself tutorial.
General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - May be submitted, but not required.
TOEFL international students - Spring 2014 semester, applicants must have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT (550 pBT) or better, or a minimum IELTS band score of 6.5 or better. (Minimum score requirements are subject to change.) Must submit TOEFL scores of at least iBT 61 or pBT 500 or an IELTS score of at least 5.0
Check Your Application Status
The ApplyYourself online program allows applicants to track their application by logging back into the system with your PIN and password. Applicants are able to, and responsible for, tracking the progress of their applications. (This is helpful to verify all of your letters of recommendation have been submitted.)