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Biostatistics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

The purpose of the Ph.D. program in biostatistics 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    30 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

With extraordinary access to world-renowned experts and scientists, doctoral students at the Mailman School work at the cutting edge of public health science and practice. Collaborating closely with faculty mentors, students develop their capacity to create knowledge in the field and make a vital contribution to improve population health.


English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • In addition to the requirements listed below, all students must submit 1 official transcript showing courses and grades per school attended, a Statement of Academic Purpose and 3 letters of evaluation from academic sources. 
  • All international students whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.
  • Admission to the Ph.D. program in biostatistics requires a Master’s degree in biostatistics or statistics or the equivalent. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    44860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22430 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    44860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22430 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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