Biostatistics is the application of statistical methods to scientific research in health-related fields, including medicine, nursing and public health. Biostatisticians play essential roles in designing studies, analyzing data using biostatistical methodology, and developing new methods to solve challenging research problems. This graduate certificate of applied biostatistics program is a good choice for students who want to acquire data-analysis skills and a greater knowledge of biostatistics. Such gains of skill are useful in fields such as public health, medicine, nursing, business, education, engineering and other related areas. Upon completion of the program, the acquired skills can be applied immediately in the workplace, making the graduates more valuable problem solvers for their organizations.
The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and fully online.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
Quantitative skills as demonstrated by previous courses in algebra or equivalent.
12 credit hours. There are 6 credit hours of required coursework.
PHC 6050 - Biostatistics I (3)
PHC 6051 - Biostatistics II (3)
Choose 6 additional elective hours from the following list:
PHC 6701 - Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers (3)
PHC 6000 - Epidemiology (3)
PHC 6010 - Epidemiology Method 1 (3)
PHC 6053 - Categorical Data Analysis (3)
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate
Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.
Credit toward graduate degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
Getachew Dagne, Ph.D.
Jane Lundh, M.A.
Pre-Admissions Advising - Public Health