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The PhD in Biostatistics at University of Miami, offered through the Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, provides a flexible curriculum to cover the basics.


Admitted PhD students are expected to take a full suite of courses including several iterations of the seminar course, a consulting practicum (or advanced computing course), and a series of four to six courses that ensure the candidate has studied a subject matter discipline within biomedical research. 

Key Features 

  • PhD students are also expected to take high-level courses in statistical theory, survival analysis, and high-dimensional and complex data not generally taken by MS students. 
  • The Biostatistics PhD program from University of Miami consists of 37 credits of core coursework, 6 credits of introductory public health coursework, 12 credits of electives, and 12 credits of dissertation research for a total of 67 credits to complete the degree.  PhD students are expected to pass a first-year written diagnostic exam at the end of their first year of study.  A second oral and written exam will be administered at the end of the third year. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Longitudinal and Multilevel Data
  • Modern Numerical Multivariate Methods
  • Topics in Biostatistical Research 
  • Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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67 SCH


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must submit their application online through SOPHAS, the centralized application service of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). 
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. All foreign transcripts must be official and submitted in the original language.
  • Applicants are required to submit a Graduate Record Exam, GRE general exam scores, taken within the last five years. 
  • International students whose native language is not English and/or did not graduate from an English-teaching institution are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  • Applicants must include a detailed resume including employment, public health experiences, community service, research, and academic or professional honors.
  • Applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose that details their academic interest in the program. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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