Biostatistics Degree Programs

 

PhD IN BIOSTATISTICS

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biostatistics provides students with the statistical and analytic skills needed for the development, evaluation, and application of novel methods for the analysis of modern biomedical data. Students that graduate from this program will be well-prepared to develop and evaluate novel methods for analysis of biomedical data, design experimental studies, and analyze data in several areas in the sphere of clinical and biomedical investigations.

  • Required courses concentrate on statistical inference, the principles of study design, and methods for analysis of biomedical data, including linear models, mixed effects models, and methods for analysis of categorical data for quantitative, categorical, and mixed data-types from clinical experiments and from observational studies.
  • Elective courses are offered in analytic methods for longitudinal data, genetic data, censored data, and machine learning methodology.

Students will also receive training in epidemiology, psychology, human biology or any relevant areas to which biostatistical methods may apply to enhance effective collaboration with scientists in those areas.

MS IN BIOSTATISTICS

The master’s degree program in biostatistics is designed to provide graduate students with essential quantitative training necessary for public health, biomedical research, and consultation service. Students completing the program will be well-prepared to design experimental studies and analyze data in several areas in the sphere of clinical and biomedical investigations. Required courses concentrate on the principles of study design, methods for analysis of biomedical data of the continuous, categorical and mixed types from clinical experiments and from observational studies. Elective courses are offered in analytic methods for longitudinal data, genomic and genetic data, and censored data.

Our Graduates impact public practice at the local, state, national and international levels

our graduates

  • Department Of Community Health
  • Academia
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • Private Industry
  • Global health organizations
  • National Institute of Health
  • Non-governmental organizations

 

CAREERS IN BIOSTATISTICS

Biostatisticians with advanced degrees can look forward to excellent career opportunities in government, industry, and academia. The shortage of biostatisticians is noted in Objectives for the Nation and the Seventh Report to the President and Congress on the Status of Health Personnel in the United States an excellent article on how to prepare for a career in Biostatistics.

Biostatistians play essential roles in designing studies and analyzing data in any interdisciplinary research. Biostatistians play essential roles in designing studies and analyzing data in any interdisciplinary research involving biomedical data. They help formulate the scientific questions to be answered, determine the appropriate sampling techniques, coordinate data collection procedures, and carry out statistical analyses to answer those scientific questions.

 

OUR FACULTY

Our biostatistics faculty also work on a wide range of methods: Bayesian, statistical genetics, causal inference, trials, cost-effectiveness, high-dimensional data, longitudinal, and structural equations. A few areas of faculty research interests are listed here.