Certificate in Biostatistics

The certificate program in biostatistics, available fully online or face-to-face, 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, clinical trials, and the analysis of categorical data.  The Certificate in Biostatistics can also serve as a first step toward the online or face-to-face MS in Biostatistics, as coursework completed as part of the Certificate program can be applied toward the completion of the MS.



Students complete 15-16 hours of coursework in consultation with an advisor in the following classes:

Course No.Course TitleCredits
PHST 680Biostatistical Methods I3
PHST 681Biostatistical Methods II3
PHST 620Introduction to Statistical Computing (SAS)3
PHST 684Categorical Data Analysis3
PHST 640

PHST 624, 625
Statistical Methods for Research Design in Health Sciences
Clinical Trials I, Clinical Trials II

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Interested students should note that PHST 680 is a prerequisite for PHST 681 and 684.  Consult the full curriculum and our admissions requirements 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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