Admissions Requirements (General)

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Effective for the 2020-2021 application cycle, SPH is not requiring the GRE for all master’s and doctoral degree programs. Learn more about our decision regarding the GRE.

Program-specific Prerequisites

(Note: these requirements are in addition to the general admissions requirements above)


Prospective applicants should have taken at least:

  • Three semesters of calculus (including multivariable calculus)
  • One semester of linear algebra

A year (two semesters) of coursework in undergraduate-level probability and mathematical statistics is recommended. Experience with a programming language (eg. R, Java, C, Python) and exposure to applied statistics is helpful, but not required.

Admission Averages

Minimum score
GPA  3.0

Admissions Review

The admissions committee reviews applicants according to their record of academic achievement, demonstrated academic potential, letters of recommendation, background and experience, and other factors. GPAs and standardized test scores provide competitive points of reference for admission but are not alone decisive in the admissions review.

Application Deadline
for Fall Admission

Scholarship Consideration Deadline: December 1
Final Deadline: April 1

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