How to Apply

Applications for admission to the Department of Biostatistics are processed through the Office of Student Affairs at Pitt Public Health. You must apply to the MS and PhD programs through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health. Please note, SOPHAS submits applications to Pitt Public Health only after all required materials are received. Applicants who have submitted applications may track their status online.

Please review the Pitt Public Health requirements for admission before applying.

The following table summarizes the department-specific requirements for admission by degree:

  MS PhD
Prior Degree Required Required
Complete and Submit Application Required Required
Three Letters of Recommendation Required Required
Calculus (6 credits) Required Required
GRE Optional Recommended

For more information about applyingtuition and financial aid, please visit Pitt Public Health admissions, or email.

International Applicants

In addition to the application materials required of all students, most international students must submit an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or the Duolingo English Test and a WES evaluation

International applicants


Application deadlines for all programs