This Biostatistics program from University of Arizona prepares students who have demonstrated excellence in mathematics and the sciences to become research biostatisticians in academia, industry, or government.
To the extent possible, the curriculum of each student will be tailored to his or her background and interests.
The doctoral program requires approximately four to five years for completion. The first two years of this time are usually devoted to coursework, the comprehensive doctoral examinations, and development of doctoral research. The program is research oriented and centers on a major research project.
The overall course of study is developed by the student and the Faculty Advisor, and is approved by the student's Graduate committee and the Chair the Biostatistics Section. Students will be required to defend their dissertation through a public presentation and oral examination with their committee.
College of Public Health
Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest.
Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities among populations of the Southwest and globally, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement.
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- Theory of Probability
- Theory of Statistics
- Basic Principles of Epidemiology
- Biostatistics for Research
- Special Topics in Biostatistics
- Theory of Linear Models
- Statistical Consulting
- Design of Experiments
- Statistical Computing
- Scientific Writing, Presentation and Bioethics
- Biostatistics Seminar
- Evaluating Public Health Literature
- Applied Biostatistics Analysis
- Data Management and the SAS Programming Language
- Analysis of Categorical Data
- Analysis of High Dimensional Data
- Clinical Trials and Intervention Studies
- Genetic Association Studies
- Survival Analysis
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Priority: December 1
- Secondary: April 1
DisciplinesBiology Statistics View 188 other Masters in Biology in United States
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- Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a similar field with GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Strong quantitative skills
- At least three semesters of college-level calculus through multivariable/vector calculus
- One semester of linear algebra
- Documented experience with a computer programming language (C/C++, Fortran, Java, Python or equivalent) is strongly recommended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Resume or CV
- Statement of purpose and objectives
- Writing sample
- Mission and values statement
- GRE scores
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
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International20126 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National20126 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State11938 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
A variety of funding is available in the form of scholarships/fellowships, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.