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Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Information for Prospective Students

Graduate Biostatistics Training

UW Madison Lincoln statue, Bascom HillThe Department of Statistics, in collaboration with the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, offers both an M.S. and a Ph.D. with Emphasis in Biostatistics. The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics has faculty with joint appointments in Statistics as well as over 20 other faculty and staff who are involved in the design and analysis of clinical trials, genetics, and other clinical, epidemiological and laboratory experiments. The degree program combines course work in mathematical statistics and biostatistics with experience in working on statistical aspects of medical problems.

Graduate Medical Informatics Training

UW Madison Memorial Union Terrace and the Red GymThe Department of Computer Sciences, in collaboration with the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, offer courses leading to graduate degrees in Computer Sciences with a specialty in Biomedical Informatics. Learn more about the Medical Informatics Program!

Certificate Programs

UW Madison students studying outsideThe Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics offers both Capstone Certificates and Graduate Certificate Programs.

More specifically offered is a Graduate Certificate Program in Bioinformatics. Furthermore, the Department offers a Capstone Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Research and a Capstone Certificate in BioInformatics.

These programs offer graduate and post-graduate students of the biological sciences training in the rapidly growing field of bioinformatics (the application of computer science theory and methods to molecular biology).

Summer Programs for Undergraduates

UW Madison students with instructorThe Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics offers two complementary summer programs for undergraduates majoring in the quantitative sciences. The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) is a program which exposes undergraduates to the field of biostatistics through 6 weeks of comprehensive coursework/training, and hands on experience managing and analyzing real data.
The Computational Biology and Biostatistics Summer Research Program (CBB) gives minority undergraduate students the opportunity to explore a career in biostatistics by working closely with faculty and staff mentors on a research project.

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