Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy With a Major In
- Didactic coursework: 40 hours of core coursework and 21 hours of elective coursework with at least 9 credit hours at the 9000-level
- A strong didactic program combined with advanced research in Allied Health Sciences mentored by expert faculty.
- Prepare interprofessional, research-focused, and clinically-oriented faculty in the health sciences.
- Produce cohorts of scholars capable of advancing the discovery, dissemination and application of new knowledge in the health sciences.
- Graduates of this collaborative program will be research-focused and clinically oriented, able to work on health care teams in evidence-based practice or as allied health faculty.
About the Program
The Doctoral Degree (PhD) with a Major in Biostatistics prepares individuals to understand the mathematical and theoretical basis of statistical methodology; collaborate on the design of research studies in the health sciences; provide advice on the proper collection, entry, storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data; and take primary responsibility for the analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data in a research study using state-of-the-art statistical methods and software.
PhD students are also prepared to carry out original methodological research in statistics and apply the resulting methodology to health-related research problems.
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.