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University of Pittsburgh

Department of Biostatistics

Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

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

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics
Master of Science (MS) Biostatistics Health data science
Master of Science (MS) Biostatistics Statistical & computational genomics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 6

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

324
Applied
186
Accepted
24
Enrolled
57%

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 January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Prior degree, previous coursework in calculus and biology
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Prior degree, previous coursework in calculus and biology

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

64
Total Graduate Students
57%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.69%
Black or African American 1.56%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.56%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (54%)
Female (45%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 4
Male (15)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Clinical trials design, occupational health and environmental risk assessment, randomized controlled trials, statistical genetics, missing data analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,182,383

Location & Contact

Address 130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261
United States
Contact Jennifer Palaski
Department Admistrator
Email: jdh150@pitt.edu
Phone: 412-624-1560
Fax: 412-624-0184

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