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Biostatistics is concerned with the development and application of statistical methodology to the study of living organisms. At LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC), the focus is on applications of biostatistics to research problems in public health, allied health, medicine, dentistry, and the basic sciences.

The Biostatistics Program in the School of Public Health offers the Master of Public Health with a concentration in biostatistics, a Master of Science in Biostatistics, and a PhD in Biostatistics. LSUHSC is the only state-supported educational institution in Louisiana to offer these degrees.

A limited number of stipends are available to qualified MPH students. Students pursuing the PhD in Biostatistics full time are usually provided tuition waiver. Stipends in the form of either a research assistantship or graduate fellowship are available on a competitive basis. Students on research assistantship are expected to work up to 20 hours per week in assisting faculty in teaching activities through grading and conducting recitation/lab sessions or through active participation in research projects. Graduate fellowships do not carry a service obligation, freeing the student to devote more time to their studies. These are offered when available and on an extremely competitive basis.


Contact Information:

Professor & Director: Zhide Fang, Ph.D.
Phone: (504) 568 - 6089/Email: zfang@lsuhsc.edu