Certificate in Biostatistics

The certificate program in biostatistics provides core biostatistics instruction targeted to professionals seeking to enhance their quantitative data analysis skills.  The curriculum largely covers methods in applied biostatistics, including traditional methods in biostatistics, linear models, computing using SAS software, research design for health studies, and the analysis of categorical data.  The Certificate in Biostatistics can also serve as a first step toward the MS in Biostatistics, also coursework completed as part of the Certificate program can be applied toward the completion of the MS.


Students complete 15 hours of coursework in the following classes:

Course No.Course TitleCredits
PHST 680Biostatistical Methods I3
PHST 681Biostatistical Methods II3
PHST 620Introduction to Statistical Computing (SAS)2
PHST 640Statistical Methods for Research Design in Health Sciences3
PHST 684Categorical Data Analysis3

Interested students should note that PHST 680 and 681 are prerequisites for PHST 640 and 684.  Consult the full curriculum for additional details on the Certificate Program and to learn how to apply.


The School of Public Health and Information Sciences is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. To learn more, visit the accreditation page.

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