Academic programsThe Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Biostatistics offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biostatistics. The department, part of the School of Medicine, is located alongside the schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy at the VCU Medical Center.

While committed to excellence in biostatistics research and its graduate program, the department also collaborates in biomedical research with other departments at the VCU Medical Center. Its faculty is nationally recognized for their biostatistics work in the areas of clinical trials, pharmacology and toxicology. The department continues to emphasize scholarship and graduate education, and its graduates are in demand for jobs throughout the country in government, academia and the private sector.

The department is committed to diversifying the racial and ethnic composition of people who become biostatisticians. Individuals from all racial or cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.