The MS in Biostatistics with area of concentration in Statistical and Computational Genomics is designed for students with a background in calculus, some experience with programming, and a strong interest in public health and genomics. The SCG concentration emphasizes biostatistical theory and statistical computational methods for analyzing and interpreting ‘omics data so that students are prepared to be effective statistical collaborators in interdisciplinary studies; and lead the design and execution of studies.
Statistical and computational genetics is an exciting, rapidly changing, and interdisciplinary profession. Trained statistical and computational geneticists are in high demand.In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET OnLine projects the job growth for bioinformatics scientists nationwide to be 5-9%.
Here are just a few employers with open positions for statistical geneticists, genomic data scientists or bioinformaticians in a recent search on Indeed, Glassdoor, and ZipRecruiter:
Typical median salary ranges were $42,000-$167,000.
Students with the statistical and computational genetics concentration will master the core MS in biostatistics competencies and will also be able to:
40 credits, including:
MS-SCG Schedule (PDF, 2019-20)
MS-SCG Degree Requirements Worksheet (PDF, 2019-20)
Student Handbook (PDF, 2019-20)
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