General Program Information
James L. Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
College of Public Health
149 Lamb Hall
This graduate certificate in biostatistics is designed to meet the needs of public health practitioners who desire additional training in biostatistics. It provides training in quantitative skills used in health departments, managed care organizations, community-based organizations, international health agencies, and state and federal agencies.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Use statistical techniques in the design of observational and experimental studies found in public health research and practice;
- Develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the use of statistical techniques and common statistical software packages for the analysis of health data;
- Apply probability distributions to public health outcomes; and
- Effectively communicate statistical methods, results, and conclusions with other public health professionals and the community at large.
Admission to the Program
The criteria for admission to the Biostatistics Graduate Certificate Program include:
- A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- 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:
- an application;
- three (3) letters of recommendation; and
- official transcripts from all colleges attended.
All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee. Letters of recommendation are waived for applicants of the Tennessee Workforce Development Consortium.