Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The doctoral program in Biostatistics prepares individuals for teaching and research in academic institutions, and for positions of professional leadership in health and health-related agencies and private industry where research is an important function.

Doctoral applicants must have completed a master’s degree in biostatistics or an equivalent advanced degree; generally have backgrounds in mathematics, biostatistics, statistics, or other quantitative fields; and have demonstrated basic research competency through a required thesis or its equivalent. Applicants should have sufficient preparation in the natural sciences and mathematics and in the social behavioral sciences to provide a sound foundation for doctoral study. Candidates who enter with deficiencies must make them up without credit toward the degree. Typically, this might involve some of the course work in the Public Health core requirements of the Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Biostatistics.

Each applicant should submit a statement of interest, provide detailed information on his/her background and competencies, and indicate areas of preferred major and minor concentration.

Specific requirements for Ph.D. in Biostatistics.