The Division of Biostatistics offers a PhD in Biostatistics. The program started in 1996 and the first PhD was awarded in 2001. There have been nine graduates in the period 2001 to 2007. Graduates upon graduation were employed in faculty positions at major universities, in industry and in government.
The program typically involves four to five years of study. Students take courses in biostatistical methods at both the applied and theoretical level in their first three years. Students also take required electives in a biological area. All students are given a fellowship for the first 18 months of study and are typically employed year round as research assistants after their fellowship.
All students write a thesis with one of the Biostatistics faculty. This thesis involves original statistical research that can lead to publication in the biostatistical literature.
Students are provided with a stipend which for 2012-2013 will be $27,587. Students also have health insurance and vision insurance provided by the Medical College of Wisconsin.