Our thriving biostatistics department, part of one of the top schools of public health – and public universities – in the nation, is widely recognized as a leader in research and practice worldwide.
Nearly all faculty members in Biostatistics have research interests in both the development of statistical methodology and the application of statistics in applied research. Collaboration is not only encouraged, but expected. Your research projects will likely involve members of the Gillings School faculty, investigators at the UNC Medical School, and scientists at other organizations, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and biopharmaceutical firms.
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Our faculty’s research strengths include:
Discover more on ReachNC, a web portal with to-the-minute information about our faculty members’ grants, publications, research interests and networks.
For general questions regarding the department, degrees or admissions:
Veronica Stallings, Department Registrar
The goal of Biostatistics is to develop statistical methods and apply them to human health topics – and ultimately to improve human health. It’s an indispensable tool for scientific research related to human health and well-being.
In North Carolina, across the United States and around the world, our faculty members have active studies, giving our students the chance to work with them to extend their skills and potential impact through:
methodological research, including studies involving:
collaborative research on:
Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH). Prepares students for entry-level professional statistical and programming careers, and provides a firm academic base for subsequent studies in biostatistics, medicine and other fields.
Master of Public Health (MPH). Prepares individuals for positions that require broad knowledge of public health as well as specialized knowledge of biostatistics. At least one year of full-time post-baccalaureate work experience in public health or medicine, or a professional degree such as an MD, is a prerequisite.
Master of Science (MS). Provides research-oriented training in the theory and methodology of biostatistics and its application to the solution of problems in the health sciences.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Provides advanced, research-oriented training in theory and methodology of biostatistics to prepare individuals for careers in academia, government and industry.
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH). Prepares students for leadership positions in applied research settings related to human health requiring specialized knowledge of biostatistics. At least one year of full-time post-baccalaureate work experience in public health or medicine, or a professional degree such as an MD, is a prerequisite.
Joint Master’s-to-Medical Doctorate (MPH-MD). Prepares physicians to conduct clinical and other scientific research.
Joint Doctor of Philosophy and Medical Doctorate (PhD-MD). Provides advanced, research-oriented training in theory and methodology of biostatistics to prepare individuals for careers in academia, government and industry.
Where will a degree in biostatistics take you? Our alumni hold senior leadership positions in the U.S. and around the world in:
Recent alumni positions include:
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Faculty in biostatistics create a welcoming, interactive learning environment in twenty-first century teaching and research facilities. What’s more, we have plenty of wired spaces across our three buildings for students to meet, collaborate, and take ideas to the next stage.
Take a look at our complete course catalog, plus syllabi, to find out more about our course offerings.