5th-Year Masters Program

The 5th-year Masters Degree option allows Brown Undergraduates to continue at the University for a Masters Degree after completing their Bachelor's Degree.   In line with Brown’s Graduate School policy, up to two Biostatistics Master-level courses taken as an undergraduate, but not counted toward the student’s undergraduate degree, may be carried forward to the eight required courses of the Biostatistics Masters Graduate Program.  

Students must apply for the 5th-Year Masters Program before they complete their undergraduate studies.  It is strongly suggested that undergraduate students considering the 5th-year Biostatistics Masters program consult with the Masters Graduate Program Director in their junior year of undergraduate study.  Admissions preference is given to 5th-year master's applicants with prior coursework in Biostatistics.   It is further recommended that a second Program-required course be registered for no later than the Spring semester of the student’s senior year.   The Biostatistics Masters Program’s required courses can be found on the Degree Requirements page of the Masters Graduate Program website.

Admission must be approved by the Biostatistics Department Graduate Program and by the Graduate School.  While a student must be enrolled as an active undergraduate student at the time of application, admission to the graduate program can be deferred for up to two years with approval from the Biostatistics Graduate Program.   Students must complete the online application and the 5th-Year Masters Degree Application Supplement Form.  

Detailed information on the Biostatistics Masters Program can be found on this site.