The Ohio State University Biostatistics Ph.D. Program was revamped in 2008 to provide our students with more options in academic course work, research, and training. This program is a cooperative effort between the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Biostatistics in the College of Public Health. More than 20 faculty members from these units are actively engaged in the academic mission of this program to provide a truly outstanding and unusual graduate school experience for our students.

The program's biostatistics faculty collaborate closely with researchers across the campus including members of the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Dentistry, as well as the James Comprehensive Cancer Center. They have longstanding and ongoing collaborative research projects with researchers at the NSF-funded Mathematical Biosciences Institute. They are also involved in collaborative research with faculty from the Environmental Sciences and the Biological Sciences on campus, and the Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers in downtown Columbus. These collaborations provide students with numerous opportunities to work as research assistants and due to our large student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels (the total enrollment in 2019 was 68,262), we also offer many teaching assistantships. The University provides fellowships for outstanding students. Located in the state capital Columbus with a metropolitan area population of over 2 million, OSU offers excellent opportunities for study as well as recreation.

This website introduces The Ohio State University Biostatistics Ph.D. program, describes the application procedure, and answers frequently asked questions. We believe you will find the program attractive in its breadth of academic opportunities and its emphasis on applied experience. We look forward to receiving your application. We would be happy to welcome you on a visit to the Ohio State campus.

Steve MacEachern, Chair, Department of Statistics (Email)
Kellie J. Archer, Chair, Division of Biostatistics (Email)