The Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics provides students with an understanding of the concepts and the technical tools to analyze health related data appropriately. This certificate program will meet and surpass the needs of many of the health, biological and related programs across the University that require one or two statistics courses. At the same time the students in this certificate program will gain a solid analytical background for future research and employment prospects in the medical and health fields.

Course location/delivery

This graduate certificate curriculum is offered at the Tampa campus and partially online.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or its U.S. equivalent, in any health, engineering, mathematics or related field with a minimum 3.0 GPA. International students must provide a certified copy of their transcripts showing equivalency. In addition applicants must have quantitative skills equivalent to college level algebra, calculus is recommended. Introductory skills equivalent to PHC 6050 (Biostatistics I) are also required.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


College Algebra ; Calculus required for some electives
Biostatistics I or equivalent
PHC 6000 for some electives


15 credit hours. There are 6 credit hours of required coursework:
PHC 6051 - Biostatistics II (3)
PHC 6053 - Categorical Data Analysis (3)


Choose 9 additional elective hours from the following course list:
PHC 6060 - Biostatistical Case Studies and Collaboration I (3)
PHC 6057 - Biostatistical Inference I (requires calculus prereq.) (3)
PHC 6020 - Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (PHC 6000 prereq.) (3)
PHC 6701 - Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers (3)
HSC 6054 - Design and Analysis of Experiments for Health Researchers (3)
HSC 6055 - Survival Analysis (3)
HSC 6056 - Survey Sampling Methods in Health Sciences (3)

Time limit

Certificate courses should be completed within 9 semesters.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits (with a grade of B or above) may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

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.
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