The Master of Science in Biostatistics allows students to become proficient in the basic methods of mathematical and applied statistics, computer technology, and special methods for health data analysis. Through courses in epidemiology and related subjects, students become familiar with the general areas of public health to which statistical methodologies may be applied. Coursework includes mathematical statistics and probability theory, applied and theoretical multivariate methods, stochastic processes, basic epidemiology, and demography, enabling the student to assist in the application of statistical theory to applied statistical problems. Students are required to have had courses in calculus and linear algebra before entering this program.
In addition to the school's admission requirements, the department requests the following from applicants:
The MS degree in Biostatistics requires a total of 42 credits that includes:
Biostatistics - Required Courses (18 credits)
Mathematics - Required Courses (6 credits)
Epidemiology - Required Course (3 credits)
Elective Courses (15 credits)
Selected in consultation with an academic advisor.
Students must successfully complete a thesis. The thesis is a supervised work of scholarship in the area of statistical methodology. The results will be presented orally and in writing. The project will be supervised by a thesis director who is a faculty member of the Global Biostatistics and Data Science Department, and approved by at least one other member of the Biostatistics faculty. The master’s thesis must be completed within a year of completion of the required courses.
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