How To Apply

Applications for graduate programs in Biomedical Data Science (BDS) are reviewed annually. New cohorts join in the fall semester, and applications for that class are due the preceding December 1st.

BDS welcomes applications from all students who meet the entrance requirements and have serious interests in pursuing graduate study in Biomedical Data Science. Often, applicants have undergraduate majors in statistics, computer science, math, biostatistics, or biological sciences.

To apply to the Biomedical Data Science program, applicants must complete the UW Graduate School application.  All applications must come through the UW Graduate School.

Applications are accepted between September 1 – December 1 for matriculation in the following fall semester.  Applications received after the December 1 (PhD) or January 12 (MS) deadline will not be reviewed.

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Deadline for PhD: December 1
Deadline for MS: January 12
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GRE scores not required for 2021 applications (this is contrary to requirements listed on guide.wisc.edu)

Criteria for evaluation include:

  1. Academic record
  2. Three letters of reference
  3. Personal statement
  4. CV/Resume
  5. For international students who are not native English speakers, TOEFL score of 92 or above are required (unless exempt from requirement)
  6. PhD applicants should have at least two semesters of college calculus (similar to Math 221–222), a linear algebra course (similar to Math 340), a course in programming and data structures (similar to CS 200 and CS 300). MS applicants should have a similar background.

Applications will be accepted through the Graduate School and are subject to the minimum requirements of the Graduate School.

Current UW graduate students: Apply here

GRE scores not required for 2021 applications

*Please see TOEFL exemption guidelines

Application fee $75

The Graduate School offers a limited number of application fee grants to make sure that the application fee is not a barrier for students from our key recruiting initiatives. If you do not qualify for a fee grant, and are unable to pay the application fee, please contact us to request a waiver.