Ph.D. Sample Curriculum

Below are listed for example course plans for Ph.D. students, by emphasis and year of program entry. These examples take into account the current rotation of courses offered by the Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics.  Core requirements are listed in bold, required electives are listed in italics, and all other electives are listed in regular font. These example schedules are not intended to be rigid, as there is some flexibility in course scheduling. Any non-required elective can be replaced by any advisor-approved Ph.D.-level course.

Note that students are not required to take summer courses. The summer term is included for certain students, e.g. those on assistantships, that may be required to enroll in the summer. Further, note that the public health and epidemiology requirements are also not listed, and must be worked into these example course plans.

Biostatistics Emphasis - Entering Odd year

TermCoursesCredits
Fall IPHST 710, PHST 762, PHST 7819
Spring IPHST 691, PHST 782, PHST 7839
Summer IPHST 703, Free electives0-6



Fall IIPHST 780, Free electives3-9
Spring IIPHST 724, PHST 751, Free electives6-9
Total34

Biostatistics Emphasis - Entering Even year

TermCoursesCredits
Fall IPHST 710, PHST 762, PHST 7819
Spring IPHST 691, PHST 724, PHST 7519
Summer IPHST 703, Free electives0-6



Fall IIPHST 752, Free electives3-9
Spring IIPHST 750, PHST 782, PHST 7836-9
Total34

Bioinformatics Emphasis - Entering Even year

TermCoursesCredits
Fall IPHST 710, PHST 762, PHST 7819
Spring IPHST 691, PHST 750, PHST 7829
Summer IPHST 703, Free electives0-6



Fall IIBIOC 545, CECS 632PHST 780 or Free elective3-9
Spring IIPHST 724, PHST 751, Free electives
6-9
Total34

Bioinformatics Emphasis - Entering Even year

TermCoursesCredits
Fall IPHST 710, PHST 762, PHST 7819
Spring IPHST 691, PHST 751, PHST 7249
Summer IPHST 703, Free electives0-6



Fall II3-9
Spring IIPHST 750, PHST 782, Free electives6-9
Total34

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