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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Biostatistics

Chapel Hill, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Department of Biostatistics is located in Chapel Hill, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Health (MPH)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Medicine (PhD/MD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 20
Doctoral Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Paper or formal thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

411
Applied
153
Accepted
52
Enrolled
37%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 8th January 8th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Coursework in multivariable calculus and linear algebra, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Prior mathematics training including advanced calculus and linear algebra, 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 10
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

184
Total Graduate Students
44%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.17%
Black or African American 2.17%
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 14.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.09%
Unknown 2.17%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Faculty

49
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 19
Male (37)
Female (12)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Cancer, cardiovascular, environmental biostatistics; AIDS and other infectious diseases; statistical genetics and computational biology; missing data methods
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 135 Dauer Drive
3101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall, CB #7420
Chapel Hill, NC  27599
United States
Contact Dr. Jianwen Cai
Interim Co-Chair
Email: cai@unc.edu
Phone: 919-966-7788

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