Graduate Minor in Biostatistics

About the Graduate Minor

Biostatistics is a growing discipline with numerous employment opportunities for those trained in the field. This graduate minor provides a foundation in biostatistics for students with majors in other fields, allowing the student to broaden their skillset, expanding employment opportunities upon graduation.

Admission Requirements

Graduate minors are designed to complement students' training by providing basic knowledge in topics outside their primary discipline. All matriculated graduate students in quarter programs, except for students pursuing the MS in Biostatistics and PhD in Biostatistics, are eligible to enroll.

Please note several classes have prerequisite requirements, including BST 560.

Students must receive approval from their home program and the Dornsife School of Public Health and complete the necessary paperwork with the DSPH Academic Advising Team.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
BST 555Introduction to Statistical Computing3.0
BST 560Intermediate Biostatistics I3.0
Selective (Choose 1)3.0
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Survival Data Analysis
Electives (Choose 2)6.0-7.0
Longitudinal Data Analysis *
Survival Data Analysis *
Applied Multivariate Analysis
Intermediate SAS
Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials
Nonparametric and Semiparametric Models
Linear Statistical Models
Generalized Linear Models
Applied Bayesian Analysis
Intermediate Biostatistics II
Data Science Using R
Total Credits15.0-16.0

Note: Whichever course is not selected as a selective is eligible to be an elective.

Additional Information

For more information about this graduate minor, please contact:

DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education

Additional information can be found on the Dornsife School of Public Health website.

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