Prospective Students


We are excited you have decided to learn more about our Department and our Educational Programs! Currently, our Department offers three types of graduate programs: Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Masters in Biostatistics, and Certificates in Biostatistics or Epidemiology. If you haven't yet decided which path to follow, we'd like to provide a brief introduction into each of these programs so that you can become better informed about choices we offer.

Are you excited by independent biostatistical research, as well as advanced collaborative work and teaching? If yes, then Ph.D. in Biostatistics may be right for you. As a fully staffed academic department, we offer advanced coursework, independent studies, and mentored methodological research, all leading to you becoming the next leader in biostatistical analysis. Our department is closely involved with cancer research, working on cutting edge experiments, clinical trials, gene sequencing analysis and other platforms, helping increase our knowledge about cancer and how to better approach curing it. 

If you would like to become a data analyst, a consulting biostatistician, or otherwise be able to contribute to various areas of biomedical research, you may want to consider our Masters in Biostatistics. We teach students fundamental and applied biostatistics courses, and also provide an opportunity to work on a research project under the guidance of a faculty member. You will enjoy this exciting, but rigorous 3-semester program culminating in a poster defense of your work. As a Master biostatistician, you will be able to work as a valuable research team member on virtually any biomedical topic. Our MS graduates have contributed to government, pharmaceutical, and academic research teams, as there has been a rise of strong need of Biostatisticians in recent years.

Do you already hold a position in a company or a government agency having to do with biomedical or healthcare research but would like to expand your analytic capabilities without obtaining a full graduate degree? Then our Certificate program might be the one! You will work with an academic advisor to develop an individual schedule base on your time availability and interests. Upon completing our Certificate program, you will have gained the experience to better navigate the world of biostatistics, both in terms of understanding the inner workings of the machinery we use and being able to utilize your newly acquired skill set to analyze data. 

We invite you to explore more about who we are, our research and our Graduate Programs.