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What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy program in biostatistics requires a minimum of 79 s.h. of graduate credit, including credit from a master's degree.

The Department of Biostatistics offers students an exciting way to combine mathematical, statistical, and biological interests to contribute to important research that improves lives.

The PhD emphasizes developing and applying statistical methodology to solve important biological and public health problems.

The Department of Biostatistics faculties are committed to providing quality education in a supportive environment with a small student to faculty ratio. Students are guided by faculty members whose research interests include computer intensive statistics, Bayesian statistics, design and analysis of clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, spatial modeling, analysis of data subject to missingness, time series, model selection, quality control, and public health statistics.

Career Advancement

The program prepares students for professional and academic careers in biostatistics, especially for positions that emphasize developing and applying statistical methodology to solve important biological and public health problems.

Which department am I in?

College of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 79 semester hours of graduate credit)

Tuition fees
US$30,549.50 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Public Health

145 N. Riverside Drive,

100 CPHB,

IOWA CITY,

Iowa,

52242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country; A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS score of 7.0, with no subscore less than 6.0; PTE minimum score of 68 with no subscore less than 58; TOEFL scores below 100; a score of 550 or higher on the paper-based (PBT) version of the test, or a score of 81 or higher on the Internet-based version of the test (iBT).

For international students

A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00.

English Language Requirements:

An IELTS (International English Language Testing System) total score of 7.0, with no sub score less than 6.0.

TOEFL score requirements with score of 81 or higher on the Internet-based version of the test (iBT) and newly admitted graduate students who present iBT scores below 100 on the PBT.

TOEFL score requirements with score of 550 on Paper-based test (PBT) and newly admitted graduate students who present TOEFL scores below 600 on the PBT.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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