Master of Science
The Master of Science in Biostatistics Program in the Department of Biostatistics requires a minimum of 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours. The program is designed to facilitate students’ development of a strong theoretical foundation in biostatistics, and a broad-based understanding of biostatistical methods. A typical student will be enrolled full-time for two years. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded an M.S. degree in biostatistics.
The principal goal of the M.S. program is to prepare highly qualified individuals for future Ph.D. training and for careers in biostatistics practice. This training is conducted in the innovative and interdisciplinary public health culture of the College of Medicine and the College of Public Health and Health Professions, and it will produce graduates who will help address the shortage of biostatisticians. We expect our graduates to be highly competitive in three primary settings: academic university-based settings, industry, and federal agencies that involve research and/or public health practice.