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Biostatistics, Doctor of Philosophy
弗吉尼亚联邦大学 Virginia Commonwealth University




The mission of the VCU Department of Biostatistics is to improve human health through methodological research, the education of graduate students and health science researchers in biostatistical methods and applications, and collaborative health sciences research. Faculty members conduct methodological research motivated by collaborative alliances, which in turn contributes to and enhances the department’s educational mission. By focusing on the integration of methodological and collaborative research, students develop strong biostatistical and communication skills, enabling them to assume leadership positions in academia, government and industry.

Student learning outcomes

This training program is designed to help students achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • The successful candidate will understand the modern and advanced literature of biostatistical concepts, ideas and methods, to which the candidate will contribute by developing new (or extending existing) biostatistical methods through scholarly peer-reviewed publications.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate with both biostatistical and health science researchers, specifically with respect to planning and designing research studies and also in analyzing data from a broad spectrum of research questions.
  • The successful candidate will develop fluency in several computational languages, will exhibit proficiency in standard computational and analytic procedures and will demonstrate the ability to computationally solve new and complex problems.
  • The successful candidate will display exceptional written and oral communication skills in terms of explaining biostatistical concepts, methods and results to both biostatistical and non-biostatistical health sciences researchers.


School of Medicine


全日制 (78 学分)

US$30,328.00 (¥ 213,007) /年





School of Medicine

VCU Medical Center,

1201 E Marshall St,



23298, United States



A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent at the time of enrollment, with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5.


In addition to the general admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School, applicants for the Ph.D. in biostatistics (including the genomics concentration) must complete the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam.

All applicants are expected to hold at least a B.S. or B.A. degree.

The university minimum TOEFL score requirement is 550 (paper-based) or 80 (Internet-based). The university minimum IELTS score requirement is 6.5. The PTE is also accepted with a minimum score of 65. Application Deadline: Fall: Applications received prior to Jan 15 given priority consideration.





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