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MS Biostats Fall 2020 Evaluation


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I am applying for master's in biostats for fall 2020, switching from my current area (pharmaceutics). Any feedback is hugely appreciated!

Undergraduate: Canadian university

Major: Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Minor: Statistics

GPA: 3.93

Type of Student: International

Relevant Courses: 

Calculus (98, 97, 91), Linear Algebra I (90)
Intro to Stats Practice (86)
Intro to Computer Programming - python (91)

The rest are all bio/chem/pharmaceutics related courses.

I'm currently taking probability and will finish another ~4 stats courses by graduation.

GRE General Test:

Q: 170

V: 168

W: 4.5

Research Experience: all life science related

1 summer in a molecular genetics lab
1 year research assistant in a lab at MIT on drug delivery
thesis project on synthetic biology

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's list all semesters

Letters of Recommendation: 1 from PI at MIT, 1 from PI of the thesis project, 1 from a stats prof (not sure which one to ask yet, because other than taking the courses themselves I don't have much interaction with them)

Programming: Experience with R, Python, C++

Applying to:









Comments/Questions: I am taking probability (which is required) and other stats courses currently, so my concern is that when I send out my applications I won't have any grades to report. Is it going to be a problem for admission decisions? Also, since I am switching from pharmaceutics to biostats, I'm worried about my background not being math/stats.

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