Quantitative Analysis for Scientific Research
Penn State College of Medicine is part of a select group of higher education institutions offering a PhD program in Biostatistics.
Technological advances in areas such as imaging, high throughput omics, and electronic medical records constantly add demand for graduate training in Biostatistics.
Along with the ever-growing datasets and constantly changing platforms and structures, skilled quantitative analysts — PhD-level biostatisticians — are needed to develop new means of uncovering key scientific discoveries from the data.
About the Program
The objectives of the PhD in Biostatistics program are to train students in the theory, methodology, and application of biostatistics.
The 31-credit PhD program is offered primarily as a full-time degree program, and can be completed in four years of full-time study.
The required courses are offered by faculty in the Penn State College of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences and taught on the college's Hershey, PA, campus.
Applicants to the Biostatistics PhD program will need to have completed some graduate-level coursework in mathematical and applied statistics from a recognized graduate program.
In addition, all applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university, or its equivalent in another country, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
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