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PhD Biostatistics

The PhD in Biostatistics is offered by the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from University of Arizona. The doctoral degree program in Biostatistics will have an emphasis on the foundations of statistical reasoning and will require its graduates to complete rigorous training in applied probability and statistical analyses.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

This Biostatistics program from University of Arizona prepares students who have demonstrated excellence in mathematics and the sciences to become research biostatisticians in academia, industry, or government.

To the extent possible, the curriculum of each student will be tailored to his or her background and interests.

The doctoral program requires approximately four to five years for completion. The first two years of this time are usually devoted to coursework, the comprehensive doctoral examinations, and development of doctoral research. The program is research oriented and centers on a major research project.

The overall course of study is developed by the student and the Faculty Advisor, and is approved by the student’s Graduate committee and the Chair the Biostatistics Section. Students will be required to defend their dissertation through a public presentation and oral examination with their committee.

College of Public Health

Arizona’s first and only accredited college of public health, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest.

Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities among populations of the Southwest and globally, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement.

Program Structure

  • Theory of Probability
  • Theory of Statistics
  • Basic Principles of Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics for Research
  • Special Topics in Biostatistics
  • Theory of Linear Models
  • Statistical Consulting
  • Design of Experiments
  • Statistical Computing
  • Scientific Writing, Presentation and Bioethics
  • Biostatistics Seminar
  • Evaluating Public Health Literature
  • Applied Biostatistics Analysis
  • Data Management and the SAS Programming Language
  • Analysis of Categorical Data
  • Analysis of High Dimensional Data
  • Clinical Trials and Intervention Studies
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Survival Analysis

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