Biostatistics degrees

MPH Biostatistics

Biostatistics helps you become a better researcher while getting advanced training in statistics to analyze data and provide evidence for clinical and health policy decisions. Available in person and 100% online.

MS Biostatistics

Learn how statistics can be used to solve public health challenges as you develop your skills in research and an understanding of biostatistical methods.

Interdisciplinary PhD in Biostatistics

Develop your ability to create new methodologies and address applied questions in biomedical sciences and public health.

Research expertise

Clinical trial design

Methods for missing data

Methods for analyzing group randomized trials

Causal inference

Propensity score methods

Longitudinal analysis

Analysis of high-throughput genomic data

Bayesian methods

Statistical learning and data mining

Survival analysis


Biostatistics Seminar Series

Each spring semester, the Division of Biostatistics invites researchers from across the nation to discuss methodological research and its implications for a variety of health issues.

Series Speakers

Kellie Archer

Division chair message

With growing interest in big data, predictive analytics and efforts to promote scientific reproducibility, there are increasing opportunities for biostatisticians to engage in biomedical and public health research. Our PhD program in Biostatistics is offered jointly with the Department of Statistics and unites more than 20 biostatisticians from both units to provide students with more program options, wider research opportunities and an enhanced curriculum.

Kellie Archer, Chair


Division faculty and staff

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor - Clinical
Assistant Professor
Chair and Professor

Division faculty and staff

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Careers in Biostatistics

Biostatisticians are in demand. A career as a statistician or mathematician is expected to grow up to 33% by 2029, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. College of Public Health alumni work in a number of roles at government, private and academic institutions.

Biostatistics careers


Division News

Micaela Richter interned with a data analytics group at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Health, environmental experts to address public health challenges 

Biostatistics student spends summer supporting a clinical trial in California

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