The Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science at IU School of Medicine offers a PhD in Philosophy in Biostatistics, which combines the strength in statistical theory and modeling of the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the biostatistical methods research, health sciences applications and public health experience of the Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science.
Any applicant who has a bachelor’s or a master’s degree from an accredited institution and shows promise for successfully completing all the degree requirements is qualified to be considered for admission to this program.
In addition to satisfying general Indiana University graduate school requirements for admission, applicants must have at least a B (3.0 GPA) average in courses taken during the last two years of earlier degree studies and a grade of B+ (3.5 GPA) in courses required as prerequisites for the program.
Students entering this program should have a minimal mathematics background consisting of an undergraduate course sequence in univariate and multivariate calculus (equivalent to MATH 16500, 16600 and 26100 at IUPUI) and a course in linear algebra (including matrix theory). In addition, applicants should have had a calculus-based undergraduate level course in probability or statistics. Prospective applicants that do not have this background must acquire it prior to admission to the program.