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Harvard University

Department of Biostatistics

Boston, MA

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Overview

Department of Biostatistics / Department of Biostatistics is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics
Master of Science (SM) Health data science
Master of Science (SM) Biostatistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 43
Doctoral Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Oral and written qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

295
Applied
70
Accepted
45
Enrolled
24%

Applying

140
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, MCAT
Master's Degree Requirements Prior training in mathematics and/or statistics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Prior training in mathematics and/or statistics

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

101
Total Graduate Students
51%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.95%
Black or African American 2.97%
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.97%
Unknown 0.99%

Gender

Male (42%)
Female (57%)

Faculty

72
Total faculty
Full-time - 62
Part-time - 10
Male (46)
Female (26)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Statistical genetics, clinical trials, cancer and AIDS research, environmental and mental health, dose response modeling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 665 Huntington Avenue
Building 2, 4th Floor
Boston, MA  02115-6096
United States
Contact Dr. John Quackenbush
Chair/Professor of Biostatistics
Email: johnq@hsph.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-432-1056

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