Data Science Education

The Department of Data Science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is pleased that you have decided to apply to one of our graduate programs. We offer both a MS and a PhD in Biostatistics and Data Science.


What is biostatistics?

Biostatistics develops and applies methods for accurate interpretation of biomedical and population health data. Biostatistics is a broad discipline involved in the design, analysis and translation of study data as well as the development of methods to ensure and understand the
quality of such data and analyses.

What is data science?

Data science is an emerging field encompassing processes and systems for extracting knowledge and insights from data. With its interdisciplinary approach that combines aspects of statistics, computer science, data mining, applied mathematics, predictive analytics and visualization, data science aims to turn vast amounts of data into actionable evidence.

What is populomics?

Populomics develops and extends the interoperability of vast arrays of data and information across increasingly complex levels which work together to affect individual and population outcomes, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics and environomics.