Department of
Biostatistics
New Brunswick and Newark Campuses

Curriculum for the
PhD in Biostatistics (72 credits)

Students seeking the PhD in Biostatistics degree must complete a minimum of 72 credits of academic work with an average grade of “B” or better. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

PREREQUISITES

  • Master's degree in a related rea
  • Good GPA and GRE (and TOEFL, if needed) scores

CORE COURSES (6 credits)

  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0508 - Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (1 credit)
  • PHCO 0510 - Issues in Health Education and Behavioral Science (1 credit)
  • PHCO 0511 - Issues in Health Care Systems and Policy (1 credit)

REQUIRED COURSES (21 credits)

Note: Students should review the Course Descriptions for specific information about prerequisites required for required courses and recommended electives.

  • BIST 0616 - Lifetime Data Analysis
  • BIST 0650 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • BIST 0655 - Biocomputing II
  • BIST 0700 - Advanced Theory of Biostatistics I (or 16:960:652 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • BIST 0701 - Advanced Theory of Biostatistics II (or 16:960:652 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • BIST 0610 - Advanced Regression Methods for Public Health Studies
  • QNME 0612 - Linear Models:  Regression and Analysis of Variance
  • -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • QNME 0614 - Categorical Data Analysis

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (21 credits)

  • BIST 0630 - Sampling Methods
  • BIST 0660 - Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis of Medical Experiment
  • BIST 0688 - Statistical Methods in Genetics
  • BIST 0690 - Advanced Topics in Biostatistics
  • BIST 9654 - Applied Stochastic Processes
  • BIST 9655 - Nonparametric Statistics
  • BIST 9665 - Applied Time Series Analysis
  • BIST 9667 - Applied Multivariative Analysis
  • BIST 9687 - Interpretation of Data II
  • BIST 9688 - Data Mining
  • BIST 9691 - Advanced Design of Experiments
  • EPID 0653 - Advanced Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • EPID 0657 - Advanced Epidemiological Research Methods

REQUIRED RESEARCH (24 credits)

  • RESH 0760 - Doctoral Research

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT (0 credits)

  • Attend at least 20 BIST seminars, including at least 15 departmental seminars and making five presentations at BIST department journal club or external professional conferences