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University of Louisville

Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

Louisville, KY

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Overview

University of Louisville / Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics is located in Louisville, KY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Biostatistics
Master of Science (MS) Decision science
Master of Public Health (MPH) Biostatistics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biostatistics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

32
Applied
20
Accepted
11
Enrolled
63%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline Not reported June 30th No
Winter deadline Not reported November 15th No
Spring deadline Not reported November 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from accredited institution or its equivalent; minimum GPA of 3.0 (recommended); three letters of recommendation written within the last twelve months; official transcripts of all degrees; one-page personal statement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in related field from accredited institution or its equivalent

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.9%
Black or African American 3.45%
White or Caucasian 37%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 10.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Bayesian inference, bioinformatics, clinical trials, nonparametric inference, survival analysis
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
295,000

Location & Contact

Address 2301 South Third Street
Louisville, KY  40292-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Karunarathna Kulasekera
Department Chair/Professor
Email: kb.kulasekera@louisville.edu
Phone: 502-852-6422
Fax: 502-852-3294

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