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Biostatistics

Columbia University

60 months
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About

Biostatistics applies statistical and probability theory to human health and disease. The PhD Biostatistics program at Columbia University prepares individuals to develop or adapt statistical methods for solving problems in the health field.

Overview

Key facts:

  • Biostatistics brings to bear results from statistical and probability theory on problems in human health and disease. The purpose of the PhD program in Biostatistics at the Columbia University is to prepare individuals to develop or adapt statistical methods for solving problems in the health field. 
  • Resources available at Columbia include extensive library and computer facilities, as well as myriad opportunities for involvement in numerous research activities in the biomedical sciences and clinical research, which can lead to dissertation topics.
  • Fellowships are awarded in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success. Teaching and research experience are considered an important aspect of the training of graduate students. Thus, graduate fellowships include some teaching and research apprenticeship.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Principles of Epidemiology 
  • Probability 
  • Data Science 
  • Survival Analysis 
  • Design of Medical Experiments 
  • Generalized Linear Models 
  • Sequential Experimentation 
  • Theoretical Genetic Modeling 
  • Clinical Methodology 
  • Pharmaceutical Statistics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • While many of the applicants admitted to Columbia’s PhD program in biostatistics have already completed (or are completing) master’s degrees in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field, admission is open to well qualified students holding (or completing) bachelor’s degrees.
  • An official transcript from each prior institution
  • A statement of academic purpose
  • Three letters of evaluation from academic sources

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

  • Fellowships are awarded in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success. Teaching and research experience are considered an important aspect of the training of graduate students. Thus, graduate fellowships include some teaching and research apprenticeship.

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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