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The graduate programs in Biostatistics offers comprehensive course work leading to a Master of Science  (Sc.M.); a Master of Arts (A.M.); and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The graduate programs in Biostatistics are designed to provide training in theory, methodology, and practice of statistics in biology, public health, and medical science. The programs provide comprehensive training in theory and methods of biostatistics, but is highly interdisciplinary and requires students to acquire expertise in a field of application. The Ph.D. program is intended to enable graduates to pursue independent programs of research.  

Full details for the Biostatistics Doctoral Program can be found at  

The Sc.M. and A.M. programs provide training for application of advanced methodology in professional and academic settings.  The Department of Biostatistics also offers the Health Data Science track within the Master's of Science degree program and a 5th-Year Master's is available to Brown Undergraduates.  Required courses for the Biostatistics Master's degree program are listed below.  Additional details can be found on the Department's webpage:  https:\\\biostatistics

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Required Courses
PHP 2515Fundamentals of Probability and Statistical Inference1
PHP 2560Statistical Programming with R1
PHP 2120Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research1
PHP 2980Graduate Independent Study and Thesis Research1-5
Elective Courses (At Least 4)
PHP 2030Clinical Trials Methodology1
PHP 2530Bayesian Statistical Methods1
PHP 2550Practical Data Analysis1
PHP 2561Programming for Health Data Science
PHP 2601Linear Models1
PHP 2602Analysis of Lifetime Data1
PHP 2603Analysis of Longitudinal Data1
PHP 2604Statistical Methods for Spatial Data1
PHP 2605Generalized Linear Models1
PHP 2610Causal Inference and Missing Data1
PHP 2620Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics, I1
PHP 2650Statistical Learning and Big Data1