About Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics

This program is designed to prepare a biostatistician with in-depth statistical and analytic skills. The program requires a solid background in the methodological aspects of statistics, and in statistical thinking as applied to medicine, as well as, a solid grounding in epidemiological methods and in certain medical disciplines. This program encourages applicants who have undergraduate degrees in allied health, public health, biological sciences, or other related fields to apply.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics Admissions Information

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics Admissions Information

Qualifications of Successful Applicants:

  • Previous research experience
  • Masters degree in a related discipline (e.g., mathematics, statistics, epidemiology, public health) and completion of a Masters thesis.
  • Outstanding letters of reference
  • High GREs (verbal/quantitative/analytic)

Prerequisites

Some students may be admitted to the program without a strong quantitative background (e.g., if they have a strong biological background and clear evidence of interest and quantitative reasoning ability), and will be expected to complete PM510 prior to enrolling in the program.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics Curriculum Information

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics Curriculum Information

Sample Course Schedule

Detailed Course Requirements- Core and BIOS specific (minimum total 31 units)