Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics
Boston University School of Public Health
32 - 64 hours
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
The PhD in Biostatistics is jointly administered by the Department of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health and the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. The program is geared toward the graduate student who seeks a career as a professional, academic, or industrial biostatistician in biomedical or epidemiologic sciences. The program meets the health professional's needs who wish to continue with public health training and achieve a higher and more specialized degree and the statistician who wishes to specialize in statistical methods for biomedical or epidemiologic applications.
Students who complete the PhD program will gain knowledge in probability, statistical inference, and hypothesis testing, the design and conduct of experimental and epidemiological studies, statistical computation, and data analysis. The faculty's research interests include multivariate analysis, survival analysis, medical statistics, clinical trials methodology, statistical genetics, surveillance, robust statistics, longitudinal data analysis, time series, regression, estimation theory, and the design of experiments.