PhD in Biostatistics



All materials must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admission

Admission Semester




June 1

April 1


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  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities demonstrating a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above in previous course work
  • FOREIGN TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S. grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation. The transcript evaluation must be a course by course evaluation that identifies and describes each diploma or certificate with periods of education and equivalency of each document.  The preferred services are: World Education Services (WES) and Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). Other services approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) will also be accepted. Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If photo static copies are provided, the copies  must be certified after duplication as true copies of the original document. Transcripts should clearly indicate the grades received or the standing attained on required examinations. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided.  
  • Applicants must hold a Master of Science or Master of Arts in Biostatistics, Statistics or equivalent degree (e.g. Biostatistics MPH plus courses in mathematical statistics and mathematical analysis at the Master’s level) from a recognized college or university.
    • Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States. Minimum scores of 550 (paper), 213 (Computer), and 80 (Internet) are required.
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last three years are required of all applicants. Many factors are considered in evaluating an individual's application, but many successful applicants will have verbal, quantitative, and analytic writing GRE scores at or above the 40th percentile.
    • GRE Institutional Code 6896
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references. Two letters must be from faculty members from the applicant’s previous program who can attest to the applicant’s ability to pursue successfully a PhD program in Biostatistics. The remaining letter may be academic or professional reference.
  • A statement of intent which supports interest areas and career goals.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.


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The PhD students must apply to UNMC Graduate Studies Office. 

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All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

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Department of Biostatistics
Gleb Haynatzki, PhD
Graduate Program Chair
Phone: 402-559-3294

UNMC Graduate Studies Office
Phone Number: (402) 559-6531


Contact Biostatistics Dept.
Department of Biostatistics
UNMC College of Public Health
984375 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4375

Mary Morris, Department Assistant
Phone: 402-559-4112
FAX: 402-559-7259

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