Ph.D. and M.S. in Biostatistics

Ph.D. and M.S. in Biostatistics

VCU’s Department of Biostatistics offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in biostatistics. Our department is part of the School of Medicine at VCU’s Medical College of Virginia Campus. Also located at MCV are the schools of allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy.

The department is committed to excellence in biostatistical research. Its collaboration with investigators on the MCV Campus yields many productive internship opportunities for advanced graduate students, including at the VCU Massey Cancer Center, the VCU Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, and the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research.

Our faculty members are nationally recognized for biostatistical work in the areas of clinical trials, pharmacology, toxicology and genomic biostatistics. The department emphasizes scholarship and graduate education, and its graduates are in high demand for careers throughout the country in government, academia and the private sector.

We are continually reviewing our entire curriculum to ensure our graduates are well prepared for their professional careers. We recently hired several new faculty members to help us meet our responsibilities. Our concentration in genomic biostatistics is attracting top students and attention. This concentration provides in-depth training in statistical theory and methods. In addition, the traditional Ph.D. course work is complemented by the requirement of course work pertaining to the recent developments in microarray data analysis, data mining/machine learning, and sequence analysis, and requires out-of-track electives in biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics.

The graduate program 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.