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Biostatistics Degrees & Programs

Doctoral (PhD): Two Paths

Path 1: If you hold a master’s degree in statistics/biostatistics, our PhD is designed so that you may complete all required PhD coursework in two years and start your dissertation during your second or third year.

Path 2: If you hold an undergraduate degree, or a master’s degree in a field other than statistics/biostatistics, you will complete required courses in applied and theoretical statistics in year one and a course in real analysis. In your second year, you may choose from several electives.

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Master of Science (MS)

Our MS-Plan B program takes two academic years for full-time students, but we also accept part-time students and will help plan a schedule for completing the MS

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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Our Biostatistics MPH requires that students meet the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) core competencies in five core public health areas.

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Minor in Biostatistics

Our biostatistics minor is designed for students in non-biostatistics degree programs at the University of Minnesota. Minors are available for both master’s and doctoral degree-seeking students.

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Applied Biostatistics Certificate, Online

Our online certificate is designed for people currently working as data managers or analysts, but who lack formal training in biostatistics and would like to gain relevant technical, mathematical and computational skills.

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Summer Institute in Biostatistics

Running six weeks in June and July, the school’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) is designed to help you pursue a career in the field. SIBS provides participants with a foundation in biostatistics, epidemiology and statistical computing.

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Student Contacts

Major Coordinator

Sally Olander
(612) 625-9185

Admissions Chair

Director of Graduate Studies

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