Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy is an advanced degree, preparing you for careers such as independent investigators, collaborative biostatisticians, and educators.  A PhD in Biostatistics opens many opportunities for work in academia, government, and private industry.

Our program includes coursework in biostatistics, statistics, and one or more public health or biomedical fields. In addition, successful candidates are required to pass PhD applied and theory exams and write a dissertation that reports the results of new biostatistical research undertaken by the candidate. Students earning the PhD degree develop theory and applications of biostatistics.