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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Biostatistics

Pittsburgh, PA

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University of Pittsburgh

Overview

University of Pittsburgh / Department of Biostatistics is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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 General Test
Thesis Required
Comprehensive exam (for MS)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exam, dissertation defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

345
Applied
155
Accepted
29
Enrolled
45%

Applying

135
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Previous course work in biology and calculus
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Previous course work in biology and calculus

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15

Student Body

73
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.74%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 21%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 15.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 2.74%

Gender

Male (45%)
Female (54%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 8
Male (19)
Female (13)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Preconception of stress exposure, impact of mycoplasma on reproductive, mitochondrial determinants of cognitive outcomes, enhanced detection system for infection
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,688,725

Location & Contact

Address 130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact Shyamal Peddada
Chair
Phone: 412-624-8549
Fax: 412-624-2183

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