Biostatistics

Degree Types: MS

The Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics program is a one-year program, providing graduate biostatistics training for students who intend to plan, direct and execute health research and/or analyze health data. The MS in Biostatistics program is distinguished by its concurrent emphasis on both statistical methodology and computer programming skills. It is a full-time program completed in four quarters or a half-time program completed in eight quarters.

Three concentration options address a variety of student goals.  The Concentration in Population Health Analytics is designed for college graduates or students with professional degrees (e.g. MD, DPT, allied health professionals) who intend to plan, direct and execute health research.  The Concentration in Statistical Bioinformatics is designed for college graduates who are interested in working as statistical analysts/programmers on research teams and emphasizes cutting edge computation and analysis for genomics and other bioinformatics ‘big data’.  The Concentration in Statistical Methods and Practice is designed for college graduates who are interested in working as statistical analysts/programmers on research teams and encompasses a broader range of statistical theory and methods for data from health and medical research settings.

Upon completion of the program, students will be well-qualified for positions in academic research departments or in the pharmaceutical, insurance, or health care consulting industries.

See the Biostatistics Degree Requirements for a more complete description of this program.