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Applied Biostatistics

The Applied Biostatistics Certificate is designed for individuals who lack formal training in Biostatistics and would like to gain skills needed to understand and apply standard statistical techniques. It is an online program that is available to practitioners and/or students at WVU and elsewhere. Learn more about the Department of Biostatistics and the Applied Biostatistics Certificate program online.

Career Profile

Individuals who would be interested in this certificate include clinical and translational researchers at varying levels of their career (faculty, fellows, residents, basic scientists), as well as public health practitioners. Because it is an online program, students join the program from West Virginia and beyond. Interested individuals should have a desire to be more self-sufficient with their research, specifically being able to know basic study design principles, analyze their data and interpret their results.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of recommendation

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 and preferred GPA of 3.0 (official transcripts required of highest degree obtained), resume/CV, two letters of recommendation, personal statement

Program Application Test Requirements


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

July 1

Spring Deadline


Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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