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Programs

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 margo@jhu.edu 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
Academic Administrator
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street, Room E3523C
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Phone: 410-614-4454