Application Information

Application Procedure

Applicants who are interested in the Cancer Biostatistics Training Program should contact the training program director, in addition to applying to the Department of Biostatistics. Funding in the training program is restricted to students who are citizens or permanent residents of the US. Non-US citizens can participate in the program but are not eligible to receive financial support.

The program is open to graduate students from the departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology who have the intention of completing a PhD.

Departmental Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate program in the Department of Biostatistics is the responsibility of the faculty in the department. An admissions committee undertakes the task of screening all applicants to the department. The procedures for applying and the requirements for admission are described on the department’s website. The admissions committee takes into consideration undergraduate and graduate transcripts, standardized tests scores, letters of recommendation, academic and personal statements, experience and goals.

Students applying to the Epidemiology Department will be responsible for following those department’s admissions policies and guidelines. For more information, please the Epidemiology Department website.

Training Program Requirements

All trainees in the Cancer Biostatistics Training Program will be expected to display an interest in cancer research. Prior knowledge of cancer is not required.

Applications to the Cancer Biostatistics Training Program should be sent to:

Jeremy Taylor, Ph.D.
Department of Biostatistics University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

A statement should be included explaining the applicant’s interest in the training program. This can be incorporated in the personal statement. The steering committee will select trainees based on their academic credentials and potential, and their interest or potential for interest in cancer.