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College to Offer Ph.D. in Applied Statistics with an Emphasis in Biostatistics

January 27, 2006

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new doctoral degree in applied statistics this week at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business. Classes will begin in Fall 2006.

Drawing upon the extensive health-related expertise of faculty from UTSA and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the program will address growing national and state demands for biomedical statisticians to design experiments and analyze large complex sets of data to assist decision making in the areas of medication safety and medical protocols.

"The College of Business recognizes the need for trained professionals in the field of biostatistics and bioinformatics in San Antonio and throughout the nation,” said College of Business Dean Lynda de la Viña. “Partnering with San Antonio 's UT Health Science Center, this program will address an area of unmet need throughout the region. Currently only two other public universities in the state offer this type of degree program.”

Students will take courses in statistics and biology at UTSA and in epidemiology and clinical trials at the UTHSCSA. The College has offered a Ph.D. in Business Administration since 2002, with concentrations in accounting, finance, information technology and organization and management studies.

UTSA's College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation with more than 6,000 enrolled students and 37 different graduate and undergraduate business programs. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing “Knowledge for a New World .” For more information, call (210) 458-4313.


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