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Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs

Statistics is the exciting and rapidly-growing science of "learning from data, and of measuring, controlling, and communicating uncertainty." (Davidian and Louis, 10.1126/science.12118685).

Statistical methods are developed and applied to research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), medicine, industry, and business fields, among many others. Statisticians play essential roles in designing the studies, analyzing data, disseminating findings, and creating new methods for addressing problems.

As science and technology progress and new ways to measure and collect information become possible, new statistical techniques must be developed and applied. With the breathtaking pace of science and technology, the skills of statisticians are especially in demand because of new advances in STEM and medical fields and in the collection, storing, and management of "Big Data".

Our innovative MS & PhD programs in Biostatistics and our recently formed MS in Applied Statistics, Analytics & Data Science help meet the ever-increasing demand for statisticians and biostatisticians needed to take leadership roles in academia, government and industry. The course work, seminars and collaborative research experiences have been designed so that our graduates acquire the knowledge and expertise that allows them to work at the frontier of their field.

Our faculty members are active researchers collaborating and consulting in research projects and initiatives throughout the Medical Center, in addition to pursuit of their own research agendas and participation in curricular instruction. Expertise in the department includes linear, nonlinear, and longitudinal modeling, clinical trial and experimental design, survival analysis, categorical data analysis, robust statistics, psychometric methods and Bayesian methodology.

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For questions regarding the Biostatistics Graduate Programs, contact:

University of Kansas Medical Center Campus Programs

Prabhakar Chalise, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Graduate Education
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
pchalise@kumc.edu  
913-588-4787

Jo Wick, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Education
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
jwick@kumc.edu
913-588-4789

Mandy Rametta, MS
Senior Academic Program Specialist
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
mmartinez3@kumc.edu  
913-588-4785

Madison Johnson, MS
Academic Program Specialist
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
mjohnson89@kumc.edu  
913-574-3278

Edwards Campus Programs

Shana L. Palla, EdD
Assistant Director of Graduate Education
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
spalla@kumc.edu
913-945-8541

Paige Rice, MSEd
Academic Program Specialist
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
price3@kumc.edu  
913-897-8537


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University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1026
Kansas City, KS 66160