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PhD in Biostatistics

The PhD program in Biostatistics educates advanced students in the theory and application of biostatistics and data science methods and prepares them to be on the forefront of leadership in these areas. Education in the advanced theory of probability and statistical inference is combined with applied methods in complex study design and analysis.

Graduates from the PhD program typically pursue careers as academic researchers and teachers; in industry, such as the pharmaceutical and biomedical fields; and in other research pursuits, both public and private. Typical roles include teaching, collaborative research and independent research in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics methods, design, and data analysis. 

Admission Requirements

Students seeking a doctoral degree from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine must meet the school's general admission requirements and submit materials per the application requirements. All candidates must have completed a master's degree in biostatistics or a closely related field.

The Department of Biostatistics requires the following from prospective doctoral students: one year of college level calculus, including multivariate calculus; one formal course in linear algebra.

Degree Program Requirements

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Contact Us

Department Chair: John Lefante, PhD

Program Director: Sudesh Srivastav, PhD

Administrative Program Coordinator: Farhana Chaudhry

Email: bios@tulane.edu

Phone: (504) 988-2042

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