Prospective Student Experience

prospective studentsNow is an exciting time to be a Biostatistician at the University of Michigan!  We bring biostatistical design and analysis expertise to a wide spectrum of health-related research. As part of one of the nation's top-ranked biostatistics programs, our faculty, students, and staff work in important and diverse areas of current biostatistical research; including image analysis, survival and event history analysis, statistical genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, clinical trials, Bayesian methods, statistical computing, longitudinal data analysis, methods for missing data, survey research, electronic health records, casual inference, machine learning, mobile health, and high dimensional inference. Our graduates have great job opportunities in academia, government, industry (e.g. biotech, pharmaceuticals), data science, informatics, and at medical research institutions. 

Meet Michigan Biostatistics

Learn more about the student experience in the Department of Biostatistics by visiting us either virtually or in-person at one of our Prospective Student Day events.

Prospective Student Day

Sunday, October 29

Explore Michigan Biostatistics in-depth at our annual Prospective Student Day. From meeting the department’s students, faculty, and staff; to diving deeper into many of the topics and questions on the minds of prospective students; to sitting in on research presentations from a Biostatistics faculty member and a current Biostatistics student – attendees will get a full picture of what the department is all about. Lunch is provided for all attendees.

NOTE: This is a hybrid event with both in-person and online options for attendance. We strongly encourage in-person attendance, if possible, to get the full experience by interacting with our faculty, current students and staff members. But we also warmly welcome all virtual attendees!


About our Research  

Biostatistics faculty and students are conducting cutting-edge research in bioinformatics, imaging, longitudinal data, missing data, survival analysis, statistical genetics, and many other areas.

We are involved in a wide range of collaborative research activities with faculty in the schools of public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, and the U-M Institute for Social Research, among others. Both our methodological and collaborative research are well-funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health and other government and private agencies.

Biostatistics student, Tian Gu 

 Dr. Banerjee discusses her research
Dr. Baladandayuthapani discusses his research

Dr. Song discusses his COVID-19 research

About our Department 

Graduate programs in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are among the best in the world. Currently, we are ranked as the #1 graduate biostatistics program in the US by the National Research Council. Alongside our world-renowned faculty, you’ll learn how to develop statistical designs and computational tools for analysis of large scale complex data in medical and health sciences, and work to apply statistical methods to discover groundbreaking scientific findings.

UM Biostatistics Photos

About the School of Public Health

Since 1941, the University of Michigan School of Public Health has been pursuing a healthier, more equitable world through education, research and action. We work with compassion, innovation and inclusion to create meaningful, lasting impact.

Ranked among the top five schools of public health in the country, we train more than 1,000 graduate and undergraduate students each year. With more than 170 faculty and researchers across six academic departments and numerous collaborative centers and institutes, we produce impactful research aimed at finding lasting solutions to pressing public health problems.

Compassion, innovation, and inclusion drive our faculty, staff, students, and more than 16,000 alumni to pursue positive change and improve the health of the world.

Student Life at Michigan Biostatistics