Academics : M.S. in Applied Biostatistics

M.S. in Applied Biostatistics

The new Master’s program in Biostatistics is 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. 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 and public health, computing, clinical trials, introductory survival analysis, and introductory mathematical statistics. Enrichment will be provided by a statistical practicum and a seminar course.


(1) introductory calculus

(2) introductory linear algebra

(3) introductory computing


Course descriptions can be found here

Fall Course Credits
EPH 703 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology I 4
BST 625 Statistical Computing 3
BST 650 Topics in Biostatistics Research 1
MTH 624 Introduction to Probability Theory 3
EPH 600 Introduction to Public Health 3
Total 14
Spring Course Credits
EPH 705 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology II 3
BST 650 Topics in Biostatistics Research 1
BST 605 Statistical Principles in Clinical Trials 3
EPH 621 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3
EPH 751 Survival Analysis in Clinical Trials 3
Total 13
Summer Course Credits
BST 610 Statistical Consulting 3
BST 692 Case Studies 3
Total 6