Apply Online

Apply online to the PhD program through the graduate school website. The online application is fast, easy and secure. A $50 non-refundable fee is required. 


Apply by April 15 for fall semester admission; the deadline for applying for fellowships and assistantships is Jan. 15.


  • A master’s degree in statistics or biostatistics from an accredited college or university. For exceptional cases, applicants with a bachelor's can be considered for PhD admission. Please contact the department.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • GRE scores are not required and will not be considered.

Supplemental Materials

Before you submit your online application, ensure that you have all of the supplemental materials ready.

With your online application, you will be able to upload transcripts, your resume and personal statement. Three letters of reference will be requested through the email addresses of the recommenders.

Send materials to:

Noreen McGuire
Academic Program Coordinator
Department of Biostatistics
704 Kimball Tower
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079

Questions? Contact Us

Contact Noreen McGuire, academic program coordinator, at or (716) 829-6142.

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