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Our graduates are in high demand for careers and leadership positions in academia, government and the private sector. We are committed to diversifying the racial and ethnic composition of people who become biostatisticians.

Our Educational Programs

As part of the VCU School of Public Health, we offer master's and doctoral degrees with the option to pursue specialized study in genomics and clinical research.

Learn more with our departmental info sessions

Info session presentation (downloadable pdf)


Ph.D. in Biostatistics

Training for leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry or government, or a university faculty appointment.

About the Ph.D.

Ph.D. with Genomics Concentration

Coursework in sequencing technologies, biostatistical methods in genomics, data mining/machine learning and sequence analysis

About the Genomics Concentration

M.S. in Biostatistics

Flexible coursework and experiential learning targeting data analysis/statistical programming careers or prepares students for PhD programs

About the M.S.

M.S. with Clinical Research Concentration

Advanced training for M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D., Pharm.D. or other terminal degree holders targeting careers in academic medicine or health services research

M.S.: Clinical Research

M.S. with Genomics Concentration

Additional coursework and practical experience in genomic data analysis

M.S.: Genomics

Ph.D. Alumna Perspective: Amber Wilk

“Between formal courses, serving as a teaching assistant, consulting, and internships at companies to gain real-world experience, I felt I got a little bit of everything. Instructors have an open-door policy, and their efforts to get students involved in applied work is a constant source of opportunity that really prepares you for your post-graduate experience.”

Employment: Associate Manager/Research Scientist, United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

Where do our graduates work?

Many of our students move on to careers in academia, nonprofits, or the pharmaceutical industry.

See recent placements