Welcome Prospective Students!

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. Request that ETS send official GRE scores to Ohio State’s institution code (1592). We require the GRE General Test.
  4. If your native language is not English and you have been educated primarily outside of the U.S., have official TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores sent to Ohio State.

Directions and Requirements for Mailing Paper Materials:

  1. Complete and submit the online application (requires online payment of application fee)
  2. Request that ETS send official GRE scores to Ohio State’s institution code (1592). We require the GRE General Test.
  3. If your native language is not English and have been educated primarily outside of the U.S., have official TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS scores sent to Ohio State.
  4. Paper transcripts should be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. Use appropriate address listed in this document.
  5. Send directly to the Biostatistics program office (address below):
    1. Personal statement
    2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    3. Three letters of recommendation written on recommenders' original letterhead stationery (each letter should be accompanied by a completed Ohio State Reference Form)

Address for paper materials:

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.

or contact us by email

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. 

We require the GRE General Test; we do not require any of the GRE Subject Tests. Although we do not have a minimum score requirement for the GRE, most successful applicants to our programs have GRE scores at or above the 75th percentile. 

For international students who are required to take the TOEFL, we require at least a 600 on the paper-based TOEFL (250 on the CBT, 100 on the iBT).

Admission Deadlines

Applications received by December 1, 2017 for international students and January 1, 2018 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.

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.