PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INFORMATION

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INFORMATION

All applications to the PhD program in Biostatistics are considered for a Graduate Research/Teaching Assistantship that consists of:

  • A $25,000 per year stipend
  • Student health insurance for a single adult, and
  • Tuition reduction to $25 per semester.

– Graduate Research Assistants provide statistical consulting support as well as methodological statistical work with their mentor in order to gain practical application and methodological development skills on real world applications of biostatistics in the health sciences.

  • PhD and MS in Biostatistics
    • Applicants should have good mathematical abilities, have good problem solving skills, and be good communicators.  Since biostatistics is the application of statistics in the health sciences, biostatisticians typically communicate with health scientists and the ability to explain the results of complex analyses to non-statisticians is essential.
    • Mathematics prerequisites at a minimum include three semesters of undergraduate level calculus (including multivariable calculus) and a semester of undergraduate level linear or matrix algebra.

       

  • Master or Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science
    • Clinicians (medical, nursing, dental or allied health sciences) who want to become clinical researchers and want to develop a research portfolio. 

 

  • PhD and MS in Biostatistics
    • Our graduates have gone on to work at the government agencies such as the EPA, insurance companies including Humana and BlueCross and BlueShield, academic institutions including Emory, Medical University of South Carolina, Georgia Southern University, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies such as WL Gore and Associates.
    • To gain an understanding of the job opportunities that are available for PhD and MS level biostatisticians visit the Statistics Job Board

  •  Master or Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science
    • Alumni of our CTS programs continue to work at Augusta University yet are now involved in research in Stroke, Sickle Cell disease, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Telemedicine and more. 

 

PhD and MS in Biostatistics

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university

  • Application and Materials submitted to the Academic Admissions
    • On-line application
    • Official transcripts from all institutions and colleges attended
    • GRE general test
    • TOEFL for international applicants
    • Personal statement
    • Three letters of recommendation
  • Three semesters of undergraduate level calculus (including multivariable calculus) completed before admission with a minimum grade of B in each of the three courses
  • One semester of undergraduate level linear or matrix algebra completed before admission with a minimum grade of B

 

Master or Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science

  • Degree requirements
    • A doctoral degree from an accredited school in the health/clinical sciences (e.g. MD, DO, PharmD, DDS, PhD)
    • A bachelor or master degree in the health/clinical sciences from an accredited institution of higher education (e.g. BSN, MHS) and a professional designation (e.g. RN, PT, OT)
  • Application and Materials submitted to the Academic Admissions
    • On-line application
    • Official transcripts from all institutions and colleges attended
    • GRE general test (may be waived for applicants with a graduate degree)
    • TOEFL for international applicants (may be waived for applicants who obtained a degree within the US)
    • Personal statement including the reasons for wanting to enroll in the CTS program and a description of future career objectives
    • Three letters of recommendation from the following
      • Identified Augusta University research mentor
      • Two additional letters of recommendation
    • A letter from the immediate supervisor (usually the department chair or division director) indicating that the applicant will have protected time to attend class, seminars, and perform individual research.

 

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DISCLAIMER

Transcripts – The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology strongly encourages applicants to present a scanned copy of all transcripts at the time of application submission, which can hasten the decision making process. Nevertheless, a final official transcript will be required of all students before an official decision can be made. Applicants who have attended international establishments must submit transcripts along with a course-by-course evaluation and degree certification using one of the three Augusta University approved evaluation services.


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