Academics

The Department of Biostatistics is dedicated to training statistical scientists who will succeed in academia as researchers and teachers or in industry as professional biostatisticians. The department’s programs and courses are also designed to give investigators in medical and public health professions a solid foundation in biostatistics that will help them conduct research in their areas of expertise.

Our faculty members collaborate extensively with investigators in the College of Medicine, the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the other colleges of UF’s Health Science Center, as well as with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the UF Shands Cancer Center, the McKnight Brain Institute and other organizations across UF and worldwide. Well-funded by numerous sponsors, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Children’s Cancer Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs, biostatistics faculty are  performing critical scientific investigations that offer many opportunities for students in the department’s M.P.H., M.S., and Ph.D. programs.

Our graduate students take a variety of courses in statistics and public health offered through the Department of Biostatistics and through the Department of Statistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Department of Biostatistics offers three degree programs and instructs students in the Master of Public Health program’s biostatistics concentration.

We invite you to explore the educational opportunities provided by the Department of Biostatistics by browsing our course descriptions, by viewing information about our academic degree programs, or by contacting us directly.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics Program

A terminal degree for students pursuing academic and research careers.

Traditional Master of Science in Biostatistics Program

A two-year on-campus degree program for students interested in biostatistics practice or going on to a Ph.D. program.

Online Master of Science in Biostatistics Program

An online program designed mainly for working professionals and post-undergraduate students who are not able to attend campus courses.

Master of Public Health Program

Faculty in the Department of Biostatistics teach courses and advise students in the biostatistics concentration of UF’s Master of Public Health program.

What is Biostatistics?