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    Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biostatistics


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Program Overview

The doctoral program prepares students to understand the mathematical and theoretical basis of statistical methodology; collaborate on the design of research studies in the health sciences; provide advice on the proper collection, entry, storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data; and take primary responsibility for the analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data in a research study using state-of-the-art statistical methods and software. Doctoral students are also prepared to carry out original methodological research in statistics and apply the resulting methodology to health-related research problems.

Doctoral students entering Fall 2021 or after will be placed in one of three pathways to complete their degree requirements. Students who enter the program with a BS or MS in fields other than Biostatistics will be placed on Pathway 1. Students on Pathway I will be awarded both MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics after they successfully defend their PhD dissertations. Students who enter the program with an MS in Biostatistics from other institutions will be placed on Pathway 2.  Students who enter the program with an MS in Biostatistics from Augusta University will be placed on Pathway 3.  

All current Biostatistics doctoral students (entered prior to Fall 2021) who fulfill the requirements of Pathway 1 will also be awarded both MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics after they successfully defend their PhD dissertations.

Program Contact

Dr. Santu Ghosh
706-721-0804
gradstudies@augusta.edu

Progression & Graduation Requirements

  • The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of the specific semester.
  • The maximum duration of the program is seven years.
  • STAT 9300 - Dissertation Research must be taken every semester after admission to candidacy until dissertation requirements are met.
  • The Ph.D. program is designed to be completed in four to five years. The curriculum for the program includes (1) formal coursework, (2) preliminary and comprehensive exams, and (3) original research conducted under the supervision of a faculty mentor that leads to a successfully defended dissertation, as specified by the policies of the Department of Biostatistics and the School of Graduate Studies.
Program Length: Maximum of 7 Years
CIP Code: 26.1102
Program Code: DPHIL_BIO

 

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Biostatistics, Pathway 1

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Biostatistics, Pathway 2

Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Biostatistics, Pathway 3

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