We train professionals with a high-level research profile in the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics. Able to generate innovative knowledge through scientific research for interdisciplinary academic endeavors and with the purpose of improving the quality of life of the population.

We support their studies through our research groups and with a flexible and adaptable plan to the needs of the environment, profile and area of deepening of our students.

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We have areas of deepening in:

• Epidemiology: Oriented to the development of knowledge of the identification, frequency and distribution of factors associated with health events, with the purpose of positively impacting the population's quality of life.
• Biostatistics: Its purpose is to generate knowledge in biostatistics through innovative methodologies to support the understanding of health phenomena.
• Population health: Area aimed at identifying differences in incidence, prevalence, morbidity, survival and mortality in populations according to their geographic context, sexual orientation or ethnic origin, among others.
• Bioengineering: From this area, research related to the use of biotechnological products in the rehabilitation and recovery of tissues, the use of biodevices in the diagnosis, control and monitoring of health events, can be approached from a population-level impact approach, among others. .
• Human body movement: With the aim of training at a high level to contribute to the advancement of knowledge aimed at maintaining and recovering human body movement from various strategies from the academic, clinical and social spheres.
• Nutrition and food: It is intended that the doctoral student undertake research that generates knowledge and propose solutions in processes related to human nutrition, food and dietetics.
• Demography: Tends to improve the health of populations through the study of historical trends, identification of causes and consequences of demographic behavior in social, economic and political contexts.

To register you must fill out the following formats:
Curriculum vitae Y Research proposal.

Registration: 20-11-2020
First group interview date: September 7-11, 2020
Publication of first group results: September 18, 2020
Interview date second group: from 23 to 27 November 2020
Publication of results second group: November 30, 2020
Tuition payment: until December 15, 2020 in ordinary payment
Classes start date: February 1, 2021
Registration PIN cost: $ 163,000 COP
Total cost per semester: $ 12,990,000 COP

Graduate School Director
Angela Maria Segura Cardona
E-mail: segura@ces.edu.co
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1408

Coordinator Doctorate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Erika Alejandra Giraldo Gallo
E-mail: eagiraldo@ces.edu.co
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1275

Graduate School
E-mail: schooldegraduados@ces.edu.co
Telephone: (57) (4) 444 05 55 Ext. 1745

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Our program is aimed at professionals in areas related to health or the exact and natural sciences.

Why choose
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Our doctors have the skills to guarantee the quality and efficiency of health services.

Aimed at professionals in areas related to health or the exact and natural sciences, passionate about service and the constant acquisition of knowledge from research and innovation.

We are recognized for our professionalism based on ethics and making sound decisions, based on research and analysis to respond to the needs of the area for the benefit of the populations.

Our graduates are highly knowledgeable in their professional field, capable of managing information and proposing research based on health problems, both in the national and international context, with research projection and teachers in the areas of health sciences. .


Know the necessary requirements to access the degree process at our University.

Investigation groups

The University has different research groups to strengthen the knowledge of our professionals.

and scholarships

We offer financing options and scholarships to our professionals with entities in agreement.

You must approve all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee. In addition, it requires:

1. To have presented the current evidence that the State determines to be mandatory.
2. Present a certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.

3. The payment of the degree rights, established in the pecuniary rights.
4. Have approved the degree or research work.
5. Peace and safe with the University for all concepts.

The training of high-level researchers is supported by the research groups of the University.

For financing we have agreements with:
CES Educational Strengthening Program
Pichincha Bank
Sapiencia Fund

Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)

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Practice fields
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Legal information of the program

Program name:
PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Graduate School

Program modality:

SNIES code:

Program type:

Qualified Registration:
Resolution 6342 of June 8, 2012

Qualified Registry Renewal:
Resolution 8168 of August 5, 2019


Title awarded:
Doctor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

4 years (8 semesters)

Total cost per semester:
$ 12,990,000 COP

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