Degree Requirements

PhD students majoring in Biostatistics must take any required Master of Science courses whose equivalent they have not taken previously.  Students with a master’s degree in public health or a related area may receive up to 32 semester hours of credit towards the 96 semester hour total.

School-Wide Core Requirements (minimum 38 semester hours)

  • EPID 403 – Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles and Methods (if not taken previously) (3 semester hours)
  • IPHS 520 – Public Health Frameworks for Researchers (required for all PhD students without an MPH degree) (3 semester hours)
  • IPHS 599 – PhD Dissertation Research (minimum 32 semester hours)

Divisional Core Requirements (22 semester hours)

  • BSTT 560 – Large Sample Theory (2 semester hours)
  • BSTT 561 – Advanced Statistical Inference (3 semester hours)
  • BSTT 562 – Linear Models (4 semester hours)
  • BSTT 565 – Computational Statistics (every Fall) (4 semester hours)
  • BSTT 595 – Seminar (1 semester hours)

Selectives – select at least two of the following (minimum 8 semester hours):

  • BSTT 563 – Generalized Linear Models (spring semester of even number years) (4 semester hours)
  • BSTT 564 – Missing Data (spring semester of odd number years) (4 semester hours)
  • BSTT 566 – Bayesian Methods (fall semester of odd number years) (4 semester hours)
  • BSTT 567 – Advanced Survival Analysis (spring semester of odd number years) (4 semester hours)

 

Electives (4 semester hours)

Electives can be any graduate level course of the students choosing. BSTT 400, BSTT 401, BSTT 410, BSTT 505, BSTT 523, BSTT 524, and BSTT 525 are not suitable electives.