Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biostatistics


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  • 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.

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Jie Chen

"We train our doctoral students in methodological research for modeling the next generation of complex data from biomedical research and other disciplines. It is the best time to be a biostatistician! We look forward to welcoming you to our growing PhD program in Biostatistics!"
- Jie Chen, PhD

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