The MS in Biostatistics is an academic degree program for students with a background in calculus and a strong interest in public health. The program emphasizes statistical theory and methods so that students are prepared to be effective statistical collaborators in interdisciplinary studies; and lead the design and execution of studies. In addition to the main biostatistics master's curriulum, the department now offers concentrations in health data science and in statistical and computational genetics.
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MS Two-year Schedule (PDF)
MS Eighteen-month Schedule (PDF)
MS Degree Requirements Worksheet (PDF, 2019-20)
Student Handbook (PDF, 2019-20)
Applications are due by January 15 for fall admission.
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