You are here

You are here


For more information contact

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Duke University School of Medicine
DUMC 2734
Durham, NC  27710
(919) 613-6137


General Information

Degree offered:
Faculty working with students:
Anticipate 20
Students receiving Financial Aid:
Test required:
GRE General: Optional for 2021; TOEFL (if applicable)
Application Deadlines

Program Description

The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics offers a PhD degree in Biostatistics through the Duke University Graduate School.  A distinguishing feature of the program is its integration within the world-class biomedical research enterprise at Duke University, the Duke University Medical Center, and the Duke University School of Medicine.  The goal of the program is to train outstanding biostatisticians who will advance the field of biostatistics through collaboration with biomedical investigators. Methodological sophistication is critical to this goal, as is the ability to identify the most important features of the problem under study and to imbed these features within the statistical design and analysis.  The program emphasizes analytical skills, biological knowledge, and communication.

The Department currently has over fifty (50) faculty members who are individually affiliated with various research groups, centers and institutes across the School of Medicine, including the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Duke Cancer Institute, the Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, the Durham VA Medical Center, the Center for HIV/Aids Vaccine Immunology, and the Duke Center for Aging.  These affiliations provide a wide range of experiences and opportunities for graduate study.


Spring Application