Academics : M.S. in Biostatistics

M.S. in Biostatistics

Pending SACSCOC review, the new Master’s program in Biostatistics will be an applied one year program intended for quantitative students seeking training in applied biostatistics. The program emphasizes applications and understanding of statistical concepts rather than theoretical and mathematical principles. The program is meant to be a terminal degree providing students with necessary background for applying good biostatistical practices in real world settings and not as a springboard to further graduate studies in biostatistics. Students will gain practical skills that can be applied immediately to a variety of data settings, which includes, but is not limited to, the biological life sciences, public health, medical studies, health services research.

The degree consists of 33 credits covering introductory probability, biostatistics, introductory epidemiology, computing, clinical trials, introductory survival analysis, and introductory mathematical statistics. Enrichment will be provided by a statistical practicum and a seminar course. Pre-requisites are: (1) introductory calculus; (2) introductory linear algebra; (3) introductory computing.

Courses

Fall Course Credits
BST 525 Statistical Computing 3
BST 603 Introduction to Statistical Methods I 3
BST 650 Topics in Biostatistics Research 1
MTH 524 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
EPH 500 Introduction to Public Health 3
Total 13
Spring Course Credits
BST 605 Introduction to Statistical Methods II 3
BST 650 Topics in Biostatistics Research 1
BST XXX Clinical Trials 3
EPH 521 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
EPH 651 Survival Analysis in Clinical Trials 3
Total 13
Summer Course Credits
BST 510 Statistical Consulting 3
BST XXX Case Studies 4
Total 7