- GPS 960.0
- GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
- GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
- A minimum of 12 credit units, chosen in consultation with the advisory committee and approved by the graduate chair.
- HSC 990.0
- HSC 996.0
- If a student does not already have previous biostatistics training, recommended that a course be assigned in this area (such as CHEP 805.3) within or beyond the minimum credit units required.
- Ph.D. thesis defence
- comprehensive examination