Application Fee Waiver
A limited number of application fee waivers are available for applicants to Biostatistics graduate programs who are U.S> Citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S. and meet additional eligibility criteria. The application fee waivers are available only to cover the primary application fee within the SOPHAS system; secondary application fee waivers are not available. Prospective students who do not meet eligibility criteria in these categories may request an application fee waiver with justification.
Applicants may request a fee waiver by completing the 2022-2023 Application Fee Waiver Request Form and submitting this to Mary Joy Argo, at firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “SOPHAS Fee Waiver for Biostatistics”. Waivers must be requested by November 18, 2021, except for Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative applicants, for whom the deadline to request a waiver is November 10, 2021.
Please note: fee waivers must be issued before submitting your application. We cannot issue reimbursements for the application fee.
Applicants are eligible for an application fee waiver for:
- Documented financial hardship - or -
- Documentation of the following:
- Participation in the Annual Biomedical Research Conferences for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
- Participation in the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- Participation in the Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Participation in a MathAlliance career event or program (e.g. F-GAP)
- Participation in a Summer Institute for Biostatistics (SIBS) Program
- Participation in an Eastern North American Region (ENAR) International Biometric Society Diversity Workshop
- U.S. Military service
- Attendance at a VTSI-eligible undergraduate institution (review the list of eligible MSIs)
- Application to an eligible VTSI PhD program (review the list of eligible VTSI PhD programs)
For more information, please contact:
Mary Joy Argo
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3523C
Baltimore, Maryland 21205