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—Dec. 1 (priority date to be considered for financial aid)
  • Spring semester—Oct. 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.

GRE scores are not required for this program.


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


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

Enrollment Management
The University of Iowa
2900 University Capitol Centre
201 S. Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA 52242