Doctor of Philosophy

PhD Students


For more information about applying to the PhD program, visit the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website. Please choose "Public Health" as the program. Then select Biostatistics as the concentration.  

Doctoral students with a concentration in Biostatistics are prepared for conducting the following types of research in health or medicine:

  • The design of comprehensive investigations;
  • The novel employment of existing statistical methods to address meaningful scientific questions;
  • The development of new statistical methodologies with immediate application to studies of the cause or treatment of disease.

Applicants should have a knowledge of the principles of biology and a strong undergraduate record in mathematics, including course work in advanced calculus and linear algebra. A master’s degree is not required to apply for this program.