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Chair: Peihua Qiu
Associate Chair for Education: Babette Brumback
Graduate Coordinator: Kristen Cason
The Department of Biostatistics offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree in biostatistics, the Master of Science degree in biostatistics, and the Master of Public Health degree with concentration biostatistics, which is described in detail in the Public Health section of the catalog. These programs in the Department are designed to prepare students for research and faculty positions; careers in health agencies and health-related institutions; and for consultation, especially in the biomedical fields. Although each graduate program has a set of required courses, there is ample flexibility in the programs to allow each student to develop strengths and interests through elective courses, seminars, and tutorials.
Doctor of Philosophy
The biostatistics doctoral program requires a minimum of 90 semester credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. All students must complete a minimum of 54 credits of biostatistics/statistics course work (30 credits can be transferred from a previously earned Master of Science program if applicable), 6 credits of public health course work, 3 credits of a consulting requirement, 6 credits of the cognate requirement, and 21 credits of dissertation work.
All graduates of the program are expected to be able to
- Conduct independent research in the development of new biostatistical methodology
- Engage in successful collaborations with investigators in new quantitative fields
- Write statistical methodology papers for peer-reviewed statistical and biostatistical journals
- Write collaborative papers for peer-reviewed subject matter journals
- Compete successfully for research and teaching positions in academic institutions, federal and state agencies, or private institutions
Specific course requirements are described at the program website http://biostat.ufl.edu/education/phd-in-biostatistics/.
Master of Science
The Master of Science in Biostatistics Program in the Department of Biostatistics requires a minimum of 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours. The program is designed to facilitate students’ development of a strong theoretical foundation in biostatistics, broad-based understanding of biostatistical methods, and expertise in a cognate field. A typical student will be enrolled full-time for two years. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an M.S. degree in biostatistics. We currently offer the Master of Science program in both traditional (campus) and online learning delivery methods.
The principal goal of the M.S. program is to prepare highly qualified individuals for future Ph.D. training and for careers in biostatistics practice. This training is conducted in the innovative and interdisciplinary public health culture of the college of public health and health professions and the college of medicine and will produce graduates who will help address the shortage of biostatisticians. We expect our graduates to be highly competitive in three primary settings: academic university-based settings, industry, and federal agencies that involve research and/or public health practice.
Specific course requirements are described at the program website http://biostat.ufl.edu/education/ms-in-biostatistics/ (Campus) and http://biostat.ufl.edu/education/msonline/ (Online).
- Brumback, Babette A.
- Datta, Somnath
- Datta, Susmita
- Lee, Ji-Hyun
- Longini, Ira M.
- Lu, Qing Terry
- Qiu, Peihua
- Wu, Samuel Shangwu
- Guha, Subharup
- Kenah, Eben E.
- Li, Zhigang
- Yang, Yang
- Bacher, Rhonda L.
- Dean, Natalie E.
- Huo, Zhiguang
- Roy, Arkaprava
Research Associate Professor
- Chi, Yueh-Yun
- Kairalla, John Andrew
Clinical Assistant Professor
- Foti, Steven J.
- Parker, Robert L.
Research Assistant Professor
- Naranjo, Arlene H.
- Pei, Qinglin
- Doss, John
- Ghosh, Malay
College of Public Health and Health Professions Courses
|GEY 5935||Topics in Gerontology||3|
|GEY 6220||Overview of Geriatric Care Management||3|
|GEY 6306||Interpersonal Communication Within the Aging Network||3|
|GEY 6646||Issues and Concepts in Gerontology||3|
|GEY 6936||Professional Development in Gerontology/Geriatrics||1-2|
|HSC 6905||Independent Study||1-3|
|HSC 6910||Supervised Research||1-5|
|HSC 6940||Supervised Teaching||1-5|
|PHC 6053||Regression Methods for the Health and Life Sciences||3|
|PHC 6120||Community Assessment and Partnerships||3|
|PHC 6193||Qualitative Data Analysis||3|
|PHC 6195||Health information for Diverse Populations: Theory & Methods||3|
|PHC 6316||Health, Risk, and Crisis Communication||3|
|PHC 6447||Ecology of HIV/Aids in the Rural South||3|
|PHC 6607||Critical Issues in Public Health||1|
|PHC 6917||Supervised Research Project||1-6|
|PHC 6945||Public Health Practicum||1-6|
|PHC 6946||Public Health Internship||1-9|
|PHC 7587||Theory Development and Testing in Behavioral & Community Public Health||2|
|PHC 7752||Seminar in Instrument Development for Public Health||2|
|PHC 7907||Social and Behavioral Science Journal Club||1|
|RCS 6036||Or to Forensic Vt P||3|
|RCS 6601||Forensic Rehabilitation Consultation I||3|
|RCS 6602||Forensic Rehabilitation Consultation II||3|
|RSD 6110||Rehabilitation Science Theory and Application I||3|
|RSD 6905||Individual Work||1-4|
|RSD 6910||Supervised Research||1-5|
|RSD 6930||Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science||1-4|
|RSD 6940||Supervised Teaching||1-3|
|RSD 7979||Advanced Research||1-12|
|RSD 7980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation||1-15|