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Prospective Student Open House

In order to provide a high quality and closely mentored training experience, the faculty have opted to keep the number of students in each cohort to approximately 8 students per year – including both PhD and MS students. Accordingly, the admission committee seeks applicants who are a good “fit” for our unique program. The open house provides an opportunity for both the applicant and the program to assess this “fit”.

  • The annual Prospective Student Open House will take place in February; approximately 10 PhD applicants are invited (attendance is by invitation only).
  • The two-day Open House features, faculty presentations, faculty interviews, a tour of the Biostatistics department, and a luncheon and dinner with current students.
  • An invitation to the Open House does not imply or guarantee an offer of admission.
  • Due to the limited space available to host the Open House, applicants sometimes receive admission offers in March without being invited to the Open House.

Invitations are typically extended between six and two weeks prior to the open house.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principals of equal opportunity and affirmative action.