Degree Programs

Doctoral Programs

Biostatistics PhD Program

The PhD program in Biostatistics is designed to prepare individuals for careers in research and teaching. The program offers interdisciplinary instruction and research opportunities, with strengths in the following areas: the development of techniques for the statistical analysis of clinical trials, longitudinal studies, observational data, meta-analysis, survival data, and disease screening. Current studies in biostatistics also include the analysis of multivariate data produced by high-density microarrays (“gene chips”) in which the expression of tens of thousands of genes can be measured simultaneously. Applicants should have previous coursework in biology and statistics or mathematics. Normally, successful applicants will have a master’s degree in a relevant field or at least two years of relevant research experience.

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Epidemiology PhD Program

The PhD program in Epidemiology trains researchers to identify preventable causes of disease through the study of free-living human populations. Areas of specialization at NYU include cancer epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, infectious disease epidemiology, including HIV/AIDS, and epidemiologic methods. The NYU Women's Health Study—a long-term observational study of the relation between endogenous hormone levels, diet, and breast cancer—has served as a rich data source for thesis projects in Epidemiology. Click here for more information.

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Master's Degree Programs

Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

Comparative Effectiveness Research track

The goal of the master’s of science in Clinical Investigation, concentration in Comparative Effectiveness Research (MSCI-CER), is to increase the nation’s supply of physician-investigators to conduct comparative effectiveness research (CER) focused on ways that health decisions affect our communities—particularly those who are urban, underserved, and underrepresented. The comparative effectiveness research program is structured upon mentorship, coursework, and electives. This two-year, 34-credit training program will provide a substantive foundation in the knowledge, skills, and experience essential for a competitive research career. Click here for more information.

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Translational Medicine track

The master’s of science in Clinical Investigation, Translational Medicine track, consists of a core curriculum and mentored research experiences for clinician-scientists interested in applying scientific discoveries to the clinical setting. This degree is intended for physicians and other postdoctoral level clinicians interested in gaining the knowledge and research experience necessary for a career in population-based or translational research.

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Master's of Bioethics

The master’s of arts degree program in Bioethics: Life, Health, and Environment promotes a broad conception of bioethics that encompasses both medical and environmental ethics through conferences, workshops, public lectures, and graduate courses. Based in the Faculty of Arts and Science, the MA program draws on faculty affiliates in the schools of Medicine, Law, Education, and Public Service, among others. Students may choose to follow a health track or an environment track, but in both cases they receive a broad training in bioethics whose theories and applications encompass life in all its forms.

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Other Degree Programs

Comparative Effectiveness Research Certification Program

The Comparative Effectiveness Research Certification Program provides education and career development in comparative effectiveness research training through mentorship and coursework. The year-long CER program will provide in-depth training, preparing scholars in comparative effectiveness career development. This advanced certificate consists of four required courses, totaling 12 credits. Four elective courses are also offered, at 3 credits each. This training program will provide a substantive foundation in the knowledge, skills and experience essential for a competitive research career.

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