Applied Biostatistics


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.

Course Location/Delivery

The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus and fully online.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

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.


14 credit hours. There are 11 credit hours of required coursework.


Choose 3 additional elective hours from the following list:

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.

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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Jane Lundh, M.A.
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Pre-Admissions Advising - Public Health
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