How to apply

Thank you for your interest in the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biostatistics at The Ohio State University.

Application Procedures

Applications are processed through The Ohio State University Graduate School.

Do not use SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application Service) to apply to the Biostatistics PhD program.

Directions and Requirements for Using the Paperless Process:

  1. Complete and submit the online application (requires online payment of application fee)
  2. During the online application process:
    1. Upload one copy of your official transcripts for each institution you have attended. Note that advising reports or web printouts are NOT acceptable, you must submit images of actual transcripts.
    2. Upload your personal statement.
    3. Upload your resume/curriculum vitae.
    4. Provide contact information for your three recommenders.
    5. Make sure you indicate that you wish to use the online recommendation process.
  3. If you are an international applicant, please follow the additional requirements to apply outlined by the graduate school. If you are unable to complete the full admissions process online, please contact us using the information below for instructions about mailing application materials.

Admission Requirement Information

Ohio State requires a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate work for regular admission to graduate school. Most successful applicants to our program have much higher undergraduate GPAs than this minimum.

For international students who are required to take the TOEFL, please refer to the Graduate School website for minimum score requirements.

Admission Deadlines

Applications received by Dec. 1, 2023 for international students and Dec. 15, 2023 for domestic students will receive full consideration for all funding opportunities.

Financial Aid

Students with outstanding records and test scores are nominated for University Fellowships, which carry 1-3 years of complete funding. For more information please see the Graduate School funding information. In addition, the program awards a number of Teaching Associate (TA) and Graduate Research Associate (RA) positions on a competitive basis. All funding offers are made at the program level. There is no need to contact individual faculty members about available TA/RA positions.

Additional Information

If you have additional questions, please contact us by email or postal mail:

Graduate Studies Committee Chair    
Program in Biostatistics    
The Ohio State University    
241-A Cunz Hall    
1841 Neil Avenue    
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1351, U.S.A.