Masters programs in Biostatistics which do not require GRE - Updated 2021

Brown University: MCAT or LSAT tests cannot be substituted for GRE.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: GRE scores are not required for applications to any of the university Michigan Biostatistics graduate programs for fall 2021 admissions owing to the difficulty in taking the exam during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masters programs in Biostatistics which do not require GRE - Updated 2021

Brown UniversityRanked 16 in Best National University.

Biostatistics Master Degree

Admission requirements for Masters' programs in Biostatistics are:

1.Strong quantitative skills and a prior baccalaureate or Master’s degree in statistics or a related field.


The GRE is not required for Masters' programs in Biostatistics.

3.Pre-requirements: Multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and mathematical probability using calculus.

4.Letters of recommendation.

5.TOEFL IELTS exam scores are required of international applicants.

Application deadline for Masters' programs in Biostatistics is February 1.

University of Michigan-Ann ArborRanked 29 in Best National University.

Apply for a Masters of Science in Biostatistics

Masters of Science in Biostatistics application requirements:

1.A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

2.Online application form.

3.A non-refundable application fee.

4.Three letters of recommendation.

5.Academic Records/Transcripts.

6.A statement of purpose and a personal statement.

7.International students whose first language is not English must also submit TOEFL scores.


GRE scores are not required for Masters of Science in Biostatistics.

9.Mathematics prerequisites:

Three semesters of calculus.

A course in matrix or linear algebra.

An introductory course in statistics or biostatistics.

The deadline for applications to the Biostatistics MS program is December 1st.

University of ArizonaRanked 121 in Best National University.

MS PhD Biostatistics Admissions Criteria

MS/PhD Biostatistics Admissions requirements:

1.Bachelor's degree with GPA of 3.2.

2.Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a similar field with GPA of 3.2 or higher required for PhD applicants.

3.Strong quantitative skills.

4.At least three semesters of college-level calculus through multivariable/vector calculus and one semester of linear algebra.

5.Documented experience with a computer programming language (C/C++, Fortran, Java, Python or equivalent) is strongly recommended.


GRE scores are not required for MS/PhD Biostatistics.

7.Three letters of recommendation.

8.Resume or CV.

9.Statement of purpose and objectives.

10.Writing sample only for PhD applicants.

11.All international applicants are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. A TOEFL iBT score of 90 or above is required.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Requirements and Instructions

All materials will be collected via the university online application system. No paper application materials will be accepted.

All components of the application must be submitted electronically for both domestic and international applicants. Please note that there is no need to submit official transcripts or test scores as part of the preliminary application process.

Application form - applicant must create an account here to apply.

Unofficial transcripts - An unofficial copy of their transcript from each college and university attended is required.

If applicant are applying to the MS program in Genetic Counseling or the MS and PhD programs in Medical Physics, applicant must be able to provide their GRE scores to apply.

Application fee - A $50 application fee is required.

CV/Resume - A CV or resume is required and should include academic honors, awards received in college, employment history, internships, summer research programs, education history, etc.

The Research Statement is required if applicant are applying to the PhD program and MS program in Biomedical Sciences.

Each letter must be on institutional letterhead and signed by the recommender.

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