The University of Minnesota School of Public Health Division of Biostatistics has an international reputation for excellence in methodological and applied research and training. Biostatistics students enjoy small classes and individual faculty attention, proximity to a large academic health center, a strong record in job placement, and opportunities for work experience in clinical trials and other areas of research. The minimum number of course credits required is 35 (with 43 being the maximum) and the required thesis is 24 credits, for a total of 59 to 67 credits.

Students enrolled Fall 2018 or later

The School of Public Health has revised its curriculum across programs and divisions to meet the new guidelines issued by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Students who enroll in Fall 2018 or later will meet the following revised curriculum:

Biostatistics PhD Curriculum Information (PDF)

Biostatistics Student Guidebook (PDF)

SPH-wide Guidebook (PDF)

Students enrolled prior to Fall 2018

Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2018 should follow the requirements that were in place at the time. Please refer to curriculum information in the student guidebook according to the year of your enrollment.

SPH Student Guidebooks Archive

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