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Harvard University

Department of Biostatistics

Boston, MA

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Harvard University

Overview

Harvard University / Department of Biostatistics is located in Boston, MA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (SM) Health data science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics
Master of Science (SM) Biostatistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 33
Doctoral Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Oral and written qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

377
Applied
76
Accepted
54
Enrolled
20%

Applying

120
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, MCAT
Master's Degree Requirements Prior training in mathematics and/or statistics
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Prior training in mathematics and/or statistics

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

138
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.62%
Black or African American 1.45%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 18.84%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.17%
Unknown 0.72%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

66
Total faculty
Full-time - 59
Part-time - 7
Male (44)
Female (22)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Statistical genetics, clinical trials, cancer and AIDS research, environmental and mental health, dose response modeling
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 665 Huntington Avenue
Building 2, 4th Floor
Boston, MA  02115-6096
United States
Contact Dr. Xihong Lin
Chair/Professor of Biostatistics
Email: xlin@hsph.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-432-1056
Fax: 617-432-5619