PhD Program in Biostatistics

The Division of Biostatistics offers a PhD degree program designed for students with strong undergraduate preparation in mathematics and trains students in biostatistical methodology, theory, and practice.

Emphasis is placed on sound theoretical understanding of statistical principles, research in the development of applied methodology, and collaborative research with biomedical scientists and clinicians. In addition, students gain substantial training and experience in statistical computing and in the use of software packages.

Courses in the program are offered in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. With serveral required courses taught on the UWM campus. The degree requirements, including dissertation research, are typically completed in five years beyond a bachelor’s degree that includes strong mathematical preparation.

Program Overview (PDF)
Biostatistics Student Handbook (PDF)
Graduate School Handbook 

PhD Program Contacts

Medical College of Wisconsin
PhD Program in Biostatistics
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

(414) 955-8280
(414) 955-6513 (fax)



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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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