The 80-credit master of science requires a prior bachelor’s degree or non-US equivalent. Some departments prefer relevant work experience as well. The 60-credit master of science, which is offered only through the Biostatistics Department, requires a prior bachelor’s degree or non-US equivalent in one of the mathematical sciences or an allied field (for example, biology, psychology, or economics). The 42.5-credit master of science requires a master’s or doctoral degree and some departments prefer relevant work experience as well.
All candidates for admission to Master’s programs must have: -Successfully completed calculus through multivariable integration and one semester of linear algebra -Knowledge of a programming language
All candidates for admission to Master’s programs are encouraged to have: -Completed courses in: probability, statistics, advanced calculus or real analysis, and numerical analysis -Practical knowledge of a statistical computing package such as SAS, Splus, R, Stata, or SPSS -Have completed courses in biology, computational biology, and genetics, if interested in bioinformatics -Knowledge of a scripting language such as Python or Perl and some familiarity with relational databases, if interested in bioinformatics
1. Official transcripts
2. GRE (recommended)
3. Three letters of recommendation
4. Statement of Purpose 5. CV/Resume 6. TOEFL / IELTS