Come join us! Biostatistics at the University of Florida

Welcome to a hub of innovation, collaboration, and excellence at our top-ranked biostatistics department. Our seasoned faculty – leaders in their respective research domains – drive groundbreaking discoveries and mentor aspiring minds toward success.

Our dynamic academic programs empower students with real-world experience, fostering a community of passionate learners poised to make impactful contributions at the intersection of public health, medical science, and biostatistics.

Learn more about our department below!

Top 11 Ranked #11 in Biostatistics Programs at Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
Ranked #21 nationally.

Academic Programs Overview

28 Faculty Learn from the best minds in the field, experts at the forefront of diverse research areas within biostatistics.

Meet Us!

Why choose us?

cutting-edge research

Expert Faculty

Our faculty collaborate extensively with diverse health institutions, including UF’s Health Science Center and various global organizations, conducting critical scientific investigations funded by prestigious sponsors. Students in our MPH, MS, and PhD programs benefit from these rich opportunities.

Active research areas include: clinical trials, infectious diseases, genetics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, causal inference, longitudinal data, disease screening and surveillance, and image processing

accessible and flexible

Great Value

Our programs offer affordable tuition without compromising on quality, making excellence within reach.

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10 years of 100% placement for phd grads

Job Placement Success

Graduating from our program opens doors to numerous career opportunities. Our students transition seamlessly into fulfilling roles across academia, industry, and government.

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What sets us apart?

renowned faculty

Esteemed Fellows of Leading Organizations

Many of our faculty are fellows of professional organizations including the American Statistical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and American Society for Quality.

online MS program

Flexible Learning

Our online MS program in Biostatistics is a rare opportunity tailored for both working professionals and full-time students. Experience the convenience of remote learning in one of the only online programs of its kind nationwide.

Building Connections for Success

Networking Opportunities

Our vibrant community includes our Biostatistics Student Organization, which hosts social gatherings and professional growth events, a thriving alumni network, and a dedicated LinkedIn group with our latest news and opportunities.

What our alumni have to say


“…an experience I will never forget…”

“The online MS program prepared me well since I acquired the necessary skills that I needed to become a biostatistician. All of my professors were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and supportive…I am confident to say that the Biostatistics department at UF is one of the best if not the best in the nation. It was an exciting and fruitful experience I will never forget.”


“…a mix of public health and applied statistics…”

“I liked that there was a mix of public health and applied statistics courses…The online MS program gave me experience with data analysis, particularly genetic data analysis, and statistical programming languages like R which have been useful for writing computational programs and analyzing experimental results.”