Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH) at UC San Diego (UCSD) offers a doctoral degree in Biostatistics and a masters degree in Biostatistics. 

About the Programs

PhD in Biostatistics

The PhD in Biostatistics program incorporates core faculty from FMPH’s Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, the Statistics group within the Department of Mathematics, and faculty from computer sciences within the Jacobs School of Engineering. A terminal en route Master’s degree will be offered to qualifying students who fail to complete the PhD.


MS in Biostatistics

The MS in Biostatistics involves training in Biostatistics methods and data analysis, and includes theoretical and applied classroom work in the core biostatistics courses, with additional electives in life sciences. The core courses incorporate classroom projects in data analysis pertinent to biomedical data, and introduce literate programming and reproducible research practices. A Practicum in Biostatistics course will train students in preparing and presenting statistical analyses, using data drawn from collaborative projects in biomedical or public health sciences, with required oral presentations and an analysis report.

Please visit the Biostatistics Division for more information about our faculty.