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 Population Health, we offer master's and doctoral degrees with the option to pursue specialized study in genomics and clinical research.
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Info session presentation (downloadable pdf)
Ph.D. in Biostatistics
Training for leadership positions in the pharmaceutical industry or government, or a university faculty appointment.
Ph.D. with Genomics Concentration
Coursework in sequencing technologies, biostatistical methods in genomics, data mining/machine learning and sequence analysis
M.S. in Biostatistics
Flexible coursework and experiential learning targeting data analysis/statistical programming careers or prepares students for PhD programs
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. with Genomics Concentration
Additional coursework and practical experience in genomic data analysis
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.