The doctoral program is designed to train independent researchers who will develop new quantitative methods and underlying theory and make innovative applications to substantive and demanding scientific problems in public health, medicine, biology, and the social sciences. The program emphasizes theory, methods and applications of biostatistics that are central to modern interdisciplinary research.
The primary mission of the doctoral program in Biostatistics is to provide the training necessary to carry out independent research in theory, methodology and application of statistics to important problems in biomedical research, including research in the aforementioned areas of biology, public health and clinical medicine. All students in the doctoral program in Biostatistics are required to demonstrate mastery of advanced biostatistical methods which is assessed via coursework and examinations. The following pages provide detailed information on the program's requirements and opportunities.
The Graduate School has several University-wide requirements for all students enrolled in graduate programs at Brown. Both students and advisors are expected to become familiar with these. Details can be found at the Graduate School website.