SchoolSchool of Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Biostatistics

Program Description:

The Ph.D. program is designed to train biostatisticians who can develop innovative methods that can be utilized to solve problems in public health and biomedical sciences. In addition, graduates of the Ph.D. program will be prepared to apply statistical and epidemiological methods for the design and analysis of public health and biomedical research investigations. Finally, graduates of the Ph.D. program will be well suited to function as collaborators or team leaders on research projects in the biomedical and public health sciences.

The program requires competency in the theory of statistics and probability, in introductory and advanced statistical methods and theory, and in fundamentals of epidemiologic study design. Graduates of the doctoral program will have written a doctoral dissertation which focuses on the development of a new methodology or on the innovative application of statistical methods to a health research problem. Such innovation or development in statistical methodology is part of the student’s dissertation is expected and must entail a publication in a reputable scientific journal.




  • The ability to develop careers in academia, research institutes, government, and industry.
  • A broad understanding of current statistical methods and practices in the health issues.
  • A solid theoretical training necessary for the development and study of new statistical methods.
  • The ability to assume all responsibilities of a statistician in collaborative health science research; in particular, the graduate will have experience in the design, data management, analysis, and interpretation of a variety of experimental and observational studies.
  • Experience in writing reports and giving oral presentations describing health science studies.

Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Holding a master's degree (MSc)  in  Biostatistics or statistics received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.


Duration: 4 years


Courses and number of credits:


Prerequisite courses:                  9 credits

Special Courses:                           18 credits

Thesis:                                          20 credits

Total:                                            47 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of  Biostatistics



Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Department of Biostatistics Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person: : Dr.Saharnaz Nedjat

Tel.:  (+98 21) 88992969

Email  :

Address: Department of Biostatistics - Tehran University of Medical Sciences – Poursina St. Tehran - Iran

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran


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