Learn statistical theory, skills and techniques, and develop theory and applications of biostatistics. You will learn from internationally recognized faculty in UW’s Department of Biostatistics, and complete course work in biostatistics, statistics, and one or more public health or biomedical fields. As a PhD student, you will undertake research that advances the field of biostatistics and write a dissertation presenting your work. Earning a PhD in Biostatistics opens many opportunities for careers in academia, government, non-profit organizations, and private industry.
The PhD program offers two pathways and both are typically completed in 4 to 5 years.
The PhD in Biostatistics Standard Pathway includes coursework in biostatistics, statistics, and one or more public health or biomedical fields.
Statistical Genetics Pathway
The PhD in Biostatistics Statistical Genetics Pathway provides training in the areas of statistical genetics, population genetics, and computational molecular biology.