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Biostatistics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
Our Biostatistics PhD program is a highly collaborative unit that is integral in the design of numerous research projects within MCW and its affiliates, which include the MCW Cancer Center, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research and The Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research.
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Overview

The Division of Biostatistics offers a PhD degree program designed for students with strong undergraduate preparation in mathematics and trains students in biostatistical methodology, theory, and practice.

Emphasis is placed on sound theoretical understanding of statistical principles, research in the development of applied methodology, and collaborative research with biomedical scientists and clinicians. In addition, students gain substantial training and experience in statistical computing and in the use of software packages.

Courses in the program are offered in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, with several required courses taught on the UWM campus. Students can also take courses at Marquette University. The degree requirements, including dissertation research, are typically completed in five years beyond a bachelor’s degree that includes strong mathematical preparation.

Class sizes are small. Usually student to faculty ratios are better than 1:1.

Career Possibilities after Graduation:

  • Pharmaceutical & Consultant Industries
  • Government & Non-Profit Agencies
  • Academic Institutions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics and Integrity in Science 
  •  Research Ethics Discussion Series 
  • Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials 
  •  Theory of Consulting 
  • Statistical Consulting 
  •  Biostatistical Computing 
  • Applied Survival Analysis 
  •  Introduction to Bayesian Analysis 

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in mathematics or closely related field
  • Completed courses in advanced calculus, matrix/linear algebra and scientific programming with a minimum grade of B in each. Those who have not done so may be considered for admission and, if admitted, must complete these requirements during the first year of study.
  • A strong interest in Biostatistics and biomedical applications
  • An overall grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • A 3.0 grade point average or better in mathematics and science
  • Scores in the 50th percentile or higher on the Quantitative and Verbal components, and a 3.5 or greater on the Analytical Writing component of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is ideal

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    1250 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1250 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
    Living Costs

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