Applied Biostatistics (Online Graduate Certificate)
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 gain a greater knowledge of biostatistics. Such gains of skills are useful in fields such as public health, medicine, nursing, business, education, engineering and other related areas. Upon completion of the program, the skills can be applied immediately in workplace, making the graduates more valuable problem solvers for their organizations.
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Admission requirementsApplicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Quantitative skills as demonstrated by previous courses in algebra or equivalent.
Application Process for EnrollmentCall the Graduate Certificate Office at (813) 974-2442 or visit their website at http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu/admissions.asp to obtain the appropriate applications. In addition, to the application forms please submit:
- Official transcripts
- Letter of interest
Standardization Test Requirements There are no specific test requirements.
Application of Certificate Courses Towards Graduate DegreeUp to 12 credit hours may be applied contingent upon departmental approval.
Transfer CreditNon-degree seeking students and transfer students may apply one course to a graduate certificate with department approval.
Registration Process for Individual CoursesFirst, consult with the certificate program advisor and obtain an electronic course permit if necessary. Then go to http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/, the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system. Follow directions given on-line.
To access online course materials, students must have the USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/# to obtain the NetID.
New students, including those studying online, may obtain the USFCard. Please visit: http://www.auxsvc.usf.edu/usfcard.html to obtain the USFCard.
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate Courses must be completed in nine (9) semesters.
Tuition and feesStandard graduate tuition rates and fees apply for graduate students who also pursue this graduate certificate and for non-degree graduate certificate students taking these courses on campus. Please visit http://www.gradcerts.usf.edu for information on tuition and fees
Department contact informationJane Lundh at (813) 974-4529 or email@example.com
Pre-Admission Counseling and Advising(813) 974-6505 or Advisor@health.usf.edu