May 23, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Biostatistics, Graduate Certificate*

General Program Information

Mildred Maisonet,Ph.D., Graduate Biostatistics Certificate Coordinator
College of Public Health
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
(423) 439-4486

The Graduate Biostatistics Certificate is a 13-credits 100% online program housed in the ETSU College of Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology Department. 

This program provides access to a selection of master level courses in biostatistics for students wanting to earn a robust, applied skill set in a short timeframe.     

Our students are online learners seeking to explore biostatistics’ career potential or further their professional effectiveness. Many of our certificate graduates continue their studies by enrolling in our MPH programs.  

Admission to the Program

The criteria for admission to the Biostatistics Graduate Certificate Program include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution; and
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Application materials which must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include:

  1. an application;
  2. three (3) letters of recommendation; and
  3. transcripts from all colleges attended.

Factors considered in the admission decision include the applicant’s interest in the field and demonstrated ability to succeed in the program. Applicants are encouraged to include a brief statement of interest describing their educational goals.

Program of Study

The program of study consists of four (4) courses. Two (2) are required courses and the other two (2) are elective courses students will select from a list of Advisor Approved Electives.

Articulation Agreement

Students who have completed the Biostatistics Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH in Biostatistics may have up to thirteen (13) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study.

Biostatistics, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 13 credits

Core Courses 7 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 13 credits