We are delighted that you are interested in joining the community of friendly, intelligent, collaborative, and driven graduate students in the UMass Amherst Biostatistics Program. Our program is deeply committed to promoting access and inclusion in graduate education for all students, especially those from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education. As part of this commitment, we assess applications holistically, taking into account all information about each applicant. This assessment includes academic performance, research interests or experience, and demonstrated capacity for community engagement or leadership. 

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences utilizes the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) for receiving applications to our graduate degree programs. Please visit the SOPHAS website for a complete list of application procedures and instructions.

Please send any general questions regarding admissions to Katie Fetros by email at For more specific questions regarding the Biostatistics program in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, contact the faculty on our Admissions Committee by email at Application fee waivers are available for some students, more information is available here.