General Requirements for Graduate Degrees


PhD in Biostatistics
Admission Requirements

Applications are invited from individuals with strong quantitative and analytical skills and a strong interest in biological, medical and/or health related sciences.. This program requires completion of at least 90 credit hours of graduate work. A maximum of 30 credit hours completed in either a previous degree program, or in graduate non-degree status, may contribute towards this requirement, subject to program approval. However, transfer of credit hours completed in graduate non-degree status is limited to no more than 12. All course grades must be a B or higher in order to be considered for transfer into the program.

Application Process
  1. IUPUI online application
  2. A statement of personal and professional goals (300-500 words). This can be submitted as part of the online application or sent directly to the department.
  3. A resume or CV. This can be submitted as part of the online application or sent directly to the department.
  4. Three letters of recommendation. These can be submitted online or you may download and print the form.pdf file 
  5. Official transcripts and evidence of degrees awarded from each post-secondary school attended. If the original documents are in not in English, you must submit a certified translation of each official transcript and degree certificate. Notarized copies are NOT acceptable. Transcript request form pdf file
  6. Non-native speakers of English must provide proof of English proficiency. See the IUPUI Office of International Affairs English Language Requirements for details.
    1. Non-waivable, non-refundable application fee of $60 for domestic applicants and $60 for international applicants.
    2. International Student Financial Information Form (For international students only; download and print the form). pdf file
    3. ALL applicants must submit official general GRE test scores.

NOTE: All documents submitted become the property of IUPUI. After one year of no enrollment, hard copies will be discarded.

Send application materials the following address.

Graduate Programs 
Department of Mathematical Sciences 
402 N. Blackford St. Rm. 270 
Indianapolis IN 46202-3216

Phone: 1-317-274-6918
Fax: 1-317-274-3460

Admission Deadlines
Fall Semester
  • All applicants: January 15

Applications are considered for fall entry only; application entries for spring (January) and summer (June) will not be considered. However, any prospective applicant who would like to start taking classes during a spring or summer session is welcome to do so as a graduate non-degree student. A separate application is required.