URMC / Rochester Informatics / Degree Programs and Training Opportunities Degree Programs and Training Opportunities Statistics, Medical Statistics and Statistics with Concentration in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology of the School of Medicine and Dentistry offers graduate programs leading to an MA degree in Statistics or an MS degree in Medical Statistics. A PhD in Statistics is also offered, along with a PhD in Statistics with concentration in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. The department conducts teaching and research in statistical methodology oriented toward the health sciences, and in statistical theory and stochastic modeling growing out of research in the health sciences. Learn more about these Statistics programs. Biomedical Science The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry offers many PhD programs in biomedical areas that utilize informatics approaches, including Epidemiology; Genetics, Genomics and Development; Neuroscience; Computational Biology; Health Policy; and Structural Biology. Learn more about these PhD programs. Data Science The Institute for Data Science offers a Master of Science degree with the option to have a concentration in computational and statistical methods, health and biomedical sciences, or business and social science. The program can be completed in one year of full-time study. Learn more about the MS program. The University of Rochester also offers an interdepartmental BA with a focus on data science. The major combines computer science, statistics, and a student’s choice of advanced course work in any one of a number of different application areas of data science, including business, biology, earth and environmental science, political science, and others. Learn more about the undergraduate degree program. Computer Science and Data Analytics The Department of Computer Science offers a professional Master of Science degree with a concentration in Data Analytics. The program can be completed in three to four semesters of part-time study, taking day-time class two days a week, or in one year of full-time study. Learn more about the Masters in Computer Science degree program. The Department of Computer Science also offers a PhD program that can be completed in four to five years of full-time study. Data science research in the department includes machine learning, natural language processing, and parallel and distributed systems. Students with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or related fields can apply for direct admission into the PhD program, and receive full financial support, covering both tuition and a paid stipend. Learn more about the PhD program in Computer Science. Business Analytics The Simon School of Business offers many master of science degree programs in business administration, including a recently revamped program with a concentration in business analytics and another in marketing analytics. Business analysts with data science skills are highly sought after in marketing, finance, insurance, health care, national security, and other fields. Learn more about the Masters in Business Analytics. Workshops and Research Computing Summer School Every July, the Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC) hosts a six-week training session on various operating systems, programming languages, computational programs and libraries, and data analytics tools for the research community. Learn more about the CIRC Symposia. Edward G. Miner Library, through the Bioinformatics Consulting and Education Service (BCES), offers a series of bioinformatics workshops and boot camps that take place throughout the year. Learn about the bioinformatics workshops. The BCES also offers individual consultations by appointment. For a consultation, contact Helene McMurray, Ph.D.