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  1. Hi there! I am hoping to get some advice regarding where I stand as an applicant for a MS in Biostats. I graduated a few years ago with a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies with a 3.52 GPA. Since then, I have been working to meet the prerequisites for graduate programs by taking Intro to Stats (though I did take a Biostats course in college too) and all three Calculus courses. So far, I earned A's in all of them. I will be starting Linear Algebra this semester as well. I have also been working as a lab specialist in the medical field for the past year in hopes that some research expe
  2. Hi! I am applying to biostatistics/comp bio PhD and MS programs for Fall 2021. I spent two years studying bio and then transferred to statistics. I am kinda of worried about if I am qualified enough for PhD, especially that I didn't take many grad level math classes. I am gonna take some this fall but some schools have very early deadline so they won't see my grades. My GPA is not super high either ( The school I went to is famous for low GPA ). So I am applying to some MS programs as well, in case I cannot get into phD. Please let me know if the schools that I apply are too high or low for
  3. Undergrad Institution: Liberal Arts University (ranked in the top 10 in the US) Major(s): Biology and Psychology Institution since undergrad: Local public university (I have been taking classes there because I was missing a few pre-requisites) GPA (undergrad): 3.355/4.0 GPA (*since undergrad*): 4.0/4.0 Type of Student: Domestic Female GRE General Test: Q: 166 V: 168 W: 4.0 Programs Applying: MS Biostatistics Research Experience: Volunteered/worked part time for 2.5 out of 4 years in undergrad. Worked in 3 different labs, all biology-related. 1 poster present
  4. Hello! I've been accepted into Columbia and UNC's Biostatistics MS programs and I'm having trouble deciding between the two! I'm leaning towards Columbia but it worries me that their Stats department is apparently not well regarded. Does this reputation extend to their Biostats department, even though their department is still in the top 10? I know that UNC is a better program overall and has more renowned professors, but if my end goal is to pursue a PhD, does it matter where I get my MS? Cost is not a strong factor because I consider living in NYC
  5. For those who are admitted, could you guys please share info on the dates of campus visits? I think it will be very informative for applicants who are currently on waitlists.
  6. Hi guys, I recently got admitted to the MS Biostats (Thesis track) program at University of Washington, Seattle. I tried to look up the school website for details about how successful past international students who graduate from the same program are in terms of job seeking. I did not find much. My questions are 1. Is this program a STEM program? 2. Are the most international student who graduated from this program able to find jobs in the US? What is the job placement rate? P.S. I am an international student from China. I am getting my Bachelor's degree from UCLA.
  7. Undergrad Institution: Small Private Liberal Arts College Major(s): BS in Biostatistics GPA: 3.514 overall (Biostats major (math,bio,chem): 3.29, math classes only: 3.63) Type of Student: Domestic Male GRE General Test: Q: 156 (63%) V: 167 (98%) W: 4.0 (59%) GRE Subject Test in Mathematics: N/A Research Experience: 1) Summer doing research with Mathematics Department, focusing on developing a model of migratory species. Used Matlab. 2) Summer REU in Pittsburgh doing data analysis of enhancer sequences. Used R. Courses: C
  8. About me: I graduated 5 years ago with a BA in English & Spanish. After working in public health for about a year I went on to do a MS in Epidemiology, which I loved and did well in. Both degrees were done in the UK. Moved back to the US 2 years ago thinking I might want to go to medical school, so have been working in clinical research at a large academic school and taking med-school pre-reqs (bio, physics, chemistry, biochem, etc) on the side. After working closely with physicians and getting to see a lot of different elements of clinical medicine/research, I am reconsidering my career p
  9. I've narrowed down my final two choices for a PhD beginning Fall '17 to Johns Hopkins University's Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (School of Engineering) and Brown University's Department of Biostatistics (School of Public Health). I've been accepted at both. I'm interested in applied statistics (I have work experience in data science and an M.S. already), so biostatistics sounds like a natural fit. I'm curious about the reputation of the Brown program. It seems small but mighty! My concern is that by going to Brown, I'm throwing away the opportunity to rub shoulders wit
  10. Greetings, I am planning on applying to a MS in Biostatistics in the Washington D.C. area for next fall and was wondering if anybody here can give me any pointers/advice on which school would be better for this specific program, George Washington U. or Georgetown? Unfortunately, I have not been able to find too much discussion about the biostatistics programs at these schools and I would like to know about their relative strengths and weaknesses. I am going on the assumption that both GWU and Gtown are going to be relatively equal in terms of my chances of getting in so my main crite
  11. I am currently applying to biostatistics masters programs and would love any insight or recommendations or just a general evaluation of my profile, recommendations or advice please! Undergrad Institution: Boston University Major: Math + Statistics GPA: 3.31 Type of student: Domestic white female GRE: Quant: 162, Verbal: 160, W: waiting to hear Relevant Courses (in order of completion): Calc 1 - A ; Stats 1 - A; Calc 2 - A; Stats 2 - B; Linear Algebra - B+; Calc 3 - C+; Regression Analysis - B+, ANOVA - A; Probability - B; Java 1: - B+; Databases -A; Mathemat
  12. I got accepted to Columbia on Feb 8th, but I just heard back from UNC today morning. I had made up my mind to go to Columbia and even bought flying tickets to visit the campus for the admitted student day. Although UNC is ranked 2nd in SPH, at this point I'm a bit concerned about the overall school reputation. Just wanted to seek some advice before making a decision. I should still choose UNC over Columbia, right? Thank you in advance!
  13. Hey everyone! I'm interested in getting some program recommendations for statistics and biostatistics programs. See specific questions at the end of this. (special thanks to @marmle for recommending me to thegradcafe.) Undergrad Institution: Poorly Ranked Southern Institution Program: BS Mathematics. Computer Science/Economics minors. (in spring of 3rd year) GPA: 3.91 (4.0 math) Type of Student: Domestic White Male Courses: Mathematics: Real Analysis I, Abstract Algebra I, Differential Equations, Introduction to Advanced Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Linear Algebra, Calcul
  14. I am an international applicant and was looking to get more information on the type and format of interviews faced by applicants to PhD programs in biostatistics. In particular, I am interested in knowing about the interview process at the following schools: 1) Duke University 2) University of Pennsylvania 3) UC Davis 4) UC San Diego 5) University of Miami (Coral Gables) Specifically, I'd like to know what people felt was the main thrust at these schools, if you have experiences to share from the past/ current year(s) . Are they directed at (i) gauging/testin
  15. I am wondering if those admitted to the Master's (Biostats) program at UMichigan need to approach individual faculty members for funding (RA/TA positions) ,or is that internally decided by the admissions committee , in case the letter of offer indicated that the committee "may consider offering support"?
  16. Hi everyone, So I was wondering how competitive is a masters program in Biostatistics and Statistics at the top schools? I.E. I would love to get into the Statistics ms program at U.Chicago because I am really interested in the statistical genetic research being done there. I would in reality love to go to a Ph.D program but I do not believe I have a strong theoretical background in mathematics that top Ph.D programs look for (I come from a applied stats department where my only theoretical courses were Linear Algebra, Probability Theory, and Math Stats), and I have a weak overall gpa(3.
  17. I saw three people in the results survey who were accepted by the PhD program. Any of the admits still undecided on the program? I appear to be on some sort of waiting list - anyone else in the same boat?
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