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Degree Programs

The Department of Biostatistics offers the following three graduate programs to applicants with a bachelor's degree (or higher) interested in professional or academic careers at the interface of the statistical and health sciences:

  • MHS (Master of Health Sciences): For outstanding individuals with prior professional experience or a professional degree seeking a one-year intensive course of study in biostatistical theory and methods.
  • ScM (Master of Science): For individuals with demonstrated excellence at the undergraduate level in the quantitative or biological sciences who seek a career as a professional statistician.
  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy): For individuals with demonstrated excellence at the undergraduate level in the quantitative or biological sciences who wish to prepare themselves to become leading biostatistical researchers in academia, industry, or government.

We also have funded training programs in Statistical Methods in Environmental Epidemiology and Epidemiology and Biostatistics of Aging for PhD students who are US citizens or permanent residents.