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We welcome your application to the Master of Science in Biostatistics (MSBST) program, and are available to answer any questions or assist you through the application process. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, opportunities are available for those students who do not have all of the prerequisite courses.

Students applying to the Master of Science in Biostatistics program must submit a primary application (for the College of Public Health) and a supplemental application (for the University of Kentucky). Applicants should submit their primary application by using the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). The admissions committee will review the SOPHAS application before the applicant completes the supplemental application for the University of Kentucky Graduate School.

Ideal candidates for the MSBST program are those with a moderate mathematics background or STEM education, along with a commitment to public health and biomedical science. Working professionals in the health-related workforce seeking additional advanced training in the design, analysis, and communication of biomedical data are also encouraged to learn more.

Admissions Requirements

Please Contact Us for more detailed information on the admissions process and requirements for this program.

Commitment to Diversity and First-Generation Students

We are committed to increase diversity in the field of biostatistics and our goal is to give all qualified students the opportunity to apply and be considered. The MSBST program has been designed to those needing to expand existing quantitative skills and training before effectively moving into the workforce and with health-related training who may lack an in-depth quantitative background. The potential lack of concentrated quantitative skills is a recognized challenge for under-represented and first-generation students in STEM fields. As we continue to work on developing pathways for these students, our admissions process will give all candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to be competitive for consideration in the MSBST program.

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