Certificate in Applied Biostatistics

Leverage Statistical Analysis to Generate Biomedical Insights


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,620 (noncredit); $10,056 (credit)

Next start date

September 2017

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About this Program

Biostatisticians play an essential role in converting raw biomedical data into applied knowledge. They work at the intersection of public health and biomedical research to design studies, shape government policy, train researchers and develop new methods for analyzing biological data.

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn how to employ statistical concepts to answer important scientific questions. Using either R or Stata software, we’ll apply different techniques for analyzing data sets from scientific and medical research. Develop the ability to process and interpret the results of statistical analyses common in biomedical research.

Designed for

Scientists and researchers who use biostatistics in their work.

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what you'll learn

  • Foundational statistical analysis tools and linear and multiple regression models
  • Methods for analyzing variance and covariance
  • One-way and two-way analyses of variance, including assumptions, transformations, outlier detection, dummy variables and variable selection procedures
  • Techniques for analysis of categorical data
  • Classification and discrimination techniques and survival analysis, including product limit estimates and the Cox proportional hazards model

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll complete a data analysis project demonstrating the skills you learned.

Choose From Noncredit and Credit Options

By completing this certificate program, you may be able to earn up to 12 graduate credits. If you don’t plan to pursue a graduate degree, choose the noncredit offering. See Noncredit & Credit Options.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Quarter 1

Medical Biometry I

Start Dates

Learning Formats


Courses are offered 100 percent online. The flexible online format allows you to access course content wherever you are. Lessons, assignments and other course materials are delivered through a Web-based learning management system, such as Canvas or Moodle, which also serves as a hub for communicating with your instructors and classmates. You are expected to complete assignments by their due dates. Some online class sessions require real-time attendance and participation, while others are prerecorded and can be viewed at any time.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.

Not available for this program