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Recognized as one of the top 20 biostatistics programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report, we are dedicated to providing outstanding academic and practical training opportunities, including mentored, hands-on data analyses in the context of cutting-edge biological and health science research.

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With students from across the United States and the world, our department is strengthened by the diversity of backgrounds and global perspectives represented. UB is recognized as one of the most internationalized universities in America with more than 5,000 international students from 115 countries.

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In addition to 12 full-time faculty members, our faculty includes 11 researchers who also hold appointments with Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Among our department’s research faculty is C.R. Rao, MA, PhD, ScD, one of the world’s most distinguished statisticians.


We provide opportunities for you to engage in the real-world work of biostatistics through academic, research, collaborative and extracurricular activities. We offer this holistic approach in a welcoming, respectful, encouraging and stimulating environment.


Use your graduate degree to teach or conduct research in academia; conduct collaborative research at health research institutes, governmental agencies, international non-governmental organizations or pharmaceutical/health care companies; or consult with contract research organizations or consulting firms.

Researcher Spotlight
Randy Carter, PhD

Randy Carter, PhD, shares some of the hands-on research opportunities available to students in the Department of Biostatistics.