Biostatistics is an innovative field that involves the design, analysis, and interpretation of data for studies in public health and medicine. Biostatisticians are scientists who play a critical role in all aspects of a scientific investigation.
At Pitt Biostatistics, students benefit from our internationally known reputation and top 20 ranking compared to all biostatistics programs in the US (currently ranked 13th). Students gain an understanding of statistical methods related to public health problems as well as the strengths and limitations of various statistical computational procedures for analyzing, processing and interpreting large-scale data sets; work with faculty on developing new and innovative methodologies and analytical techniques; and have the opportunity through both research and service to apply these methods to current problems in biomedicine and public health.
Announcing New MS Concentrations
Public health and medical research is rapidly evolving with changes in technology and access to large quantities of complex high dimensional data. To address these demands of the current job market, Pitt Biostatistics has introduced two new concentrations for the MS degree: Health Data Science (HDS) and Statistical and Computational Genomics (SCG).
Find a research program for your interests
Biostatistics has numerous ongoing collaborative research projects on which students can work directly with faculty for training and experience. Current collaborative projects and areas of methodological research are listed here.
Graduates of Pitt Public Health’s internationally recognized biostatistics programs, are in high demand and have a wide array of career opportunities. Emerging research areas, such as genetics, neuroimaging, and bioinformatics, have necessitated the development of new methodologies and increased the demand for trained biostatisticians. Our graduates have gained employment within academic, government, and industry settings, as well as in private health and research organizations. See our degree pages for more information.
The Department of Biostatistics offers the following degrees: