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Biostatistics PhD Program

The objective of the PhD degree program is to provide students with the quantitative skills needed for the development, evaluation and application of novel methods for the analysis of modern biomedical data. 51 credits beyond the Master’s degree are required

• 9 credits advanced biostatistics courses
• 3 credits advanced biostatistics course associated with discipline
• 3 credits epidemiology courses
• 11 credits electives
• 1 credit research integrity
• 24 dissertation credits

• Doctoral students are required to participate in a monthly Ph.D. Journal Club for four semesters. Students are also expected to attend the seminars presented in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Seminar Series each semester.

• 2-8 years, after having earned a MS in Biostatistics, Statistics or equivalent, students have up to 8 years to complete all requirements and defend their doctoral dissertation.



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