2012-2016 Methodology Specialization

2012-2016 Methodology Specialization

The Methodology specialization requires a core curriculum in theoretical and applied statistics, with a particular emphasis on biomedical sciences applications.
The Methodology specialization requires successful completion of:

  1. Core courses in Math, Statistics, and Biostatistics
  2. Electives in Biostatistics and Statistics
  3. Qualifying and Candidacy examinations (more information)
  4. Writing of the Dissertation and oral defense

The Biostatistics PhD program presupposes a mathematical background that includes linear algebra and advanced calculus.

Course Requirements

Core Courses (53 credits)

Area     

Course     

Title

Credits

Mathematics

MATH 4545

Analysis Review

4

Statistics

STAT 6801

Statistical Theory I

4

 

STAT 6802

Statistical Theory II

4

 

STAT 6860

Foundations of the Linear Model 

2

 

STAT 6910

Applied Statistics I

4

 

STAT 6950

Applied Statistics II 

4

 

STAT 7201

 Theory of Probability

3

 

STAT 7301

 Advanced Statistical Theory I

 

STAT 7302

Advanced Statistical Theory II

3 

 

STAT 7410

Theory of Linear Model

3

 

STAT 7540

 Theory of Stochastic Processes

3 

 

STAT 7730

 Advanced Computational Statistics

3 

 

STAT 8625

 Statistical Methods of Analyzing Genetic Data

Biostatistics

PUBHBIO 7215/STAT 6615

 Design and Analysis for Analyzing Clinical Trials

2

 

PUBHBIO 8230/STAT 7470

 Advanced Longitudinal Data Analysis

3

 

PUBHBIO 8235

 Advanced Regression Modeling of Time-to-Event Data

Consulting

PUBHBIO 7245/STAT 7755

 Biostatistical Collaboration

2

Electives (11 credits) - As approved by the student’s PhD Examination Committee (generally chosen from courses at the 7000-level and above in PUBHBIO or at the 6000-level and above in STAT).

Total Course Hour Requirements: The doctoral program requires a minimum of 80 credits including the 64 credits of courses listed above. A maximum of 30 credits of master’s degree work may be applied to PhD requirements if approved by the faculty adviser. A grade of B- or better is required in all courses in the PhD program.

Sample PhD in Biostatistics Program with a Methodology Specialization

 

Autumn     

Spring

First Year

STAT 6801

STAT 6802

 

STAT 6910

STAT 6950

 

MATH 4545

STAT 6860

   

PUBHBIO 7215/STAT 6615

     

Second Year

STAT 7210

STAT 7540

 

STAT 7301

STAT 7302

 

STAT 7410

PUBHBIO 8230/STAT 7470**

     

 Third Year

STAT 7730

PUBHBIO 7245/STAT 7755

 

STAT 8625

Elective(s)

 

PUBHBIO 8235**

 

**These courses are currently offered in alternating years.