The MS and the PhD in Biostatistics are awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the College of Public Health. The MS is offered with or without a thesis.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the Admission Requirements of the Graduate College and the department offering the degree program (review the department's web site or the General Catalog for departmental requirements).

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Tuition and fees vary by degree program and the type of student you are.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester—December 1 (priority date to be considered for financial aid)
  • Spring semester—October 15 (Limited only to PhD applicants who have an MS degree in biostatistics or statistics)
  • Summer session—not offered

Application Procedures

Please review these detailed requirements and instructions for applying to the MS or PhD graduate program at University of Iowa Department of Biostatistics.


All domestic and international applicants must apply through SOPHAS. See detailed requirements and instructions for applying to the MS or PhD in Biostatistics.

Contact Information

Department of Biostatistics
Graduate Program Administrator
145 North Riverside Drive
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Office of Admissions
The University of Iowa
108 Calvin Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1396