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Biostatistics 

University of Arizona

Ph.D. On Campus
24 months
Duration
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
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About

The PhD in Biostatistics is offered by the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics from University of Arizona. The doctoral degree program in Biostatistics will have an emphasis on the foundations of statistical reasoning and will require its graduates to complete rigorous training in applied probability and statistical analyses.

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Overview

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

Elective Courses 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Priority:  December 1
  • Secondary:  April 1

Language

English
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Credits

74 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7
Start practicing IELTS today!
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
60
More about PTE Academic

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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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