PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INFORMATION

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS INFORMATION

Funding for PhD Students
We offer a Graduate Research Assistantship to competitive PhD students that consists:

  • A $20,000 9-month (fall and spring semesters) stipend during course work years and a $25,000 12-month stipend during the research years
  • 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.

    • MS in Data Science
      • We welcome highly talented applicants across the usual boundaries of mathematical sciences as well as other scientific disciplines to apply for our MS Data Science program. Specifically, applicants are expected to have good quantitative abilities, problem solving and computer programing and data management skills, and be good communicators. 

         

  • 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

 

MS in Data Science

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0

  • 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
  • Program-Specific Requirements
    • Applicant has at least one undergraduate calculus course;
    • Applicant has adequate knowledge in linear algebra;
    • Applicant has experience with coding in one or more programming languages;
    • Applicant has knowledge in basic statistical reasoning;
    • Applicant provides a personal statement with career aspirations aligning with the mission of the program.

 

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 Division of Biostatistics and Data Science 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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