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Biostatistics

Biostatisticians apply statistical theory, methods, and techniques to the planning, development, and evaluation of health programs and problems. They collect and analyze various types of information such as demographic and vital statistics, social and business data, health resources statistics, and other forms of social and economic data that are relevant to modern health problems.

Career opportunities exist at local and state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, HMOs, universities and research organizations. Biostatisticians often become directors of vital statistics, statistical programmers, evaluation managers or project data managers. 

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics' (EPID/BIOS) instructional program has two major components: epidemiology and biostatistics. Biostatisticians develop and apply statistical theory, methods and techniques to the planning, implementation and evaluation of research projects and health programs. Through these activities, they contribute to epidemiological, observational and clinical research designs and analysis. They design and manage health data systems, develop methodology to model relationships between health outcomes and a variety of individual and environmental factors, and prepare inferential and probabilistic statements based on biological, social and environmental data. 

Degrees Offered

We offer eight advanced degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics. Each graduate degree has specific application deadlines and requirements.


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