Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biostatistics

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Program Contact

Komal Patel
  (706) 721-0804

Program Director

Jie Chen, PhD

Biostatistics Classroom with students


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.

Applicant Profile

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.