About the Ph.D. Program


The Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, and Biomathematics at Georgetown University offers a PhD degree in Biostatistics through Georgetown University Graduate School. A distinguishing feature of the program is its integration within the world-class biomedical research enterprise at Georgetown University, the Georgetown University Medical Center, and the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The goal of the program is to train outstanding biostatisticians who will advance the field of biostatistics. Students will not only acquire powerful modern statistical methods and computational tools, but also will be educated in cognate areas of biological and health sciences such as genetics, epidemiology and biology. They will also be trained in collaborative biomedical research with mentored research projects, through interdisciplinary seminars, and seminars on biostatistics topics in biomedical research. The program prepares students for research and teaching careers in academia and for research and technical careers in industry and government.  It emphasizes quantitative skills, biomedical research relevance and communication skills.

The Department currently has faculty members who are individually affiliated with various research groups, centers and institutes across Georgetown, including the Tumor Biology Program, the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Computer Science at Georgetown College, Department of Oncology, and School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS), MedStar Health Research Institute and in our education missions with investigators from NIH and FDA. These affiliations provide a wide range of experiences and opportunities for graduate study at Georgetown.

The application deadline is December 1, 2017 for Fall 2018 enrollment.