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University of Southern California

Division of Biostatistics

Los Angeles, CA

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University of Southern California

Overview

University of Southern California / Division of Biostatistics is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Epidemiology
Master of Science (MS) Applied biostatistics and epidemiology
Master of Science (MS) Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics
Master of Science (MS) Molecular epidemiology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores of 150 each on Verbal and Quantitative sections)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores of 160 each on Verbal and Quantitative sections)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

108
Applied
59
Accepted
22
Enrolled
55%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
Winter deadline May 15th May 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores of 150 each on Verbal and Quantitative sections)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum scores of 160 each on Verbal and Quantitative sections)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.5

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$106,896
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
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

93
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 3.23%
White or Caucasian 16%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.08%
Asian 18.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.15%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (36%)
Female (63%)

Faculty

54
Total faculty
Full-time - 47
Part-time - 7
Male (43)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Clinical trials in ophthalmology and cancer research, methods of analysis for epidemiological studies, genetic epidemiology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,300,000

Location & Contact

Address 2001 North Soto Street
SSB 201, MC 9234
Los Angeles, CA  90032
United States
Contact Dr. Kiros Berhane
Director, Graduate Programs in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Email: kiros@usc.edu
Phone: 323-442-1994
Fax: 323-442-2993

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