Graduate Certificates

Biostatistics Graduate Certificate

The Biostatistics Graduate Certificate program is designed to provide basic to intermediate graduate level biostatistics trainings for a diverse range of students in health sciences. It is primarily aimed at those wishing to become more skilled in applied biostatistics methods.

Candidates should possess an aptitude for mathematics. Thirty credits (18 credits in core courses, 12 in electives) will be required to earn the Certificate in Biostatistics. The program is comprised of formal didactic sessions and hands-on statistical computing. Classroom and laboratory training will include ample contextualized examples, and analysis projects using real life data. Opportunities exist for mentored collaborative health science research experiences involving ongoing projects with our faculty.

Program Competencies

Graduates will be able to:

  • Perform a broad range of basic and intermediate level applied statistical procedures that are required in basic, clinical, population and translational sciences.

  • Interpret and summarize analysis results in research reports and papers and communicate them to individuals with varying degrees of statistical knowledge.

  • Conduct analyses for one’s own research projects or provide support to collaborative research teams. 

Students in the Graduate Certificate may apply to the MS or MPH in Biostatistics program if they wish to pursue more training in Biostatistics beyond the Graduate Certificate. They may apply while going through, or after completing the graduate certificate program. All credits earned in the certificate program may be applied to the MS degree, or, most credits as appropriate, to the MPH degree. 

For more information and instructions on how to apply visit the Certificate in Biostatistics web page.