60 months
40507 USD/year
37140 USD/year
12424 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The basic philosophy of the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Biostatistics at the The Ohio State University is to provide trained personnel to the academic biostatistics community, including academia, industry and government. The goal is to develop a student's ability to create new methodologies as well as address applied questions that arise from the biomedical sciences and public health.


Key facts:

The Interdisciplinary PhD program in Biostatistics at the The Ohio State University is a joint venture between the Department of Statistics and the Division of Biostatistics in the College of Public Health. Students in this program choose between one of two specializations:

  • Methodology 
  • Public Health 

All students are admitted to the joint program and make a specialization selection after pasing the  Qualifier 1 Exam after one year. The first two years of coursework in both specializations are similar and students in both programs are awarded an MS degree in statistics en route to the PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Bayesian Analysis 
  • Statistical Theory
  • Foundations of the Linear Mode
  • Applied Statistics
  • Advanced Statistical Theory
  • Theory of the Linear Model 
  • Generalized Linear Models 
  • Advanced Computational Statistics
  • Biostatistical Collaboration
  • Advanced Regression Modeling for Time-to-Event Data
  • or Advanced Survival Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40507 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40507 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    37140 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37140 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    12424 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12424 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 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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