To be eligible for graduation with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biostatistics students must successfully:
- Complete at least 72 hours of credits obtained from coursework, journal club, and seminar credits. This coursework should be completed by the end of the third year.
- Pass each of the ten core PhD courses with at least a C+ and maintain at least a B average.
- Complete at least eight courses (24 credit hours) of elective Biostatistics courses or biomedical subject matter courses.
- Pass the first- and second-year comprehensive examinations on the first or second attempt at the PhD level.
- Complete the second-year interdisciplinary research rotation.
- Pass the doctoral qualifying oral examination in the third academic year.
- Submit and defend a doctoral dissertation detailing original research and methodological contributions that advance the knowledge of the discipline of Biostatistics. Dissertation research must represent publishable quality research of a Biostatistical nature.
- Present dissertation findings in a Departmental seminar.