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University of Pennsylvania

Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Philadelphia, PA

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Overview

University of Pennsylvania / Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is located in Philadelphia, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Epidemiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

175
Applied
22
Accepted
13
Enrolled
13%

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements 1 year of course work in calculus, 1 semester of course work in linear algebra, working knowledge of programming language
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements 1 year of course work in calculus, 1 semester of course work in linear algebra, and working knowledge of programming language (for biostatistics); training and experience in epidemiology, clinical sciences or a public health-related field (for epidemiology)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 1

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
32%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.17%
Black or African American 1.72%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 12.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (34%)
Female (65%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Design of clinical trials; statistical methods for genetics, genomes and genetic epidemiology; causal inference and observation data; statistical methods for survival and longitudinal data; statistical methods for big data
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
28,800,000

Location & Contact

Address 3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
United States
Contact Dr. Nandita Mitra
Graduate Group Chair
Email: nanditam@upenn.edu
Phone: 215-573-4467

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