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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.) degree for students in the 5th-year Master's program and Brown's Open Graduate Education Program; 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. program provides training for application of advanced methodology in professional and academic settings.  The Department of Biostatistics offers  a 5th-Year Master's (A.M. degree) which 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 Inference (OR )1
Statistical Inference I
PHP 2514Applied Generalized Linear Models1
PHP 2516Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis.5
PHP 2517Applied Multilevel Data Analysis.5
PHP 2550Practical Data Analysis1
PHP 2560Statistical Programming with R1
PHP 2610Causal Inference and Missing Data1
PHP 2650Statistical Learning and Big Data1
Electives (3 Courses)
PHP 2030Clinical Trials Methodology1
PHP 2530Bayesian Statistical Methods1
PHP 2580Statistical Inference II1
PHP 2601Linear Models1
PHP 2602Analysis of Lifetime Data1
PHP 2605Generalized Linear Models1
PHP 2620Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics, I1
PHP 2980Graduate Independent Study and Thesis Research1-5
PHP 2120Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research1
PHP 2561Methods in Informatics and Data Science for Health1
CSCI 1420Machine Learning1
CSCI 1470Deep Learning1
CSCI 1570Design and Analysis of Algorithms1
CSCI 1810Computational Molecular Biology1