Masters of Science in Biostatistics – Academic Program

Requirements (31 credits):

  • Core curriculum (18 semester credits)
  • Track-required courses (9 semester credits)
  • Biostatistical Consulting (1 semester credit)
  • Internship/Practicum (3 semester credits)
  • Written report from internship/practicum serves as MS exam


A full-time student can complete the program in 1 year (fall/spring/summer) taking 13/12/6 credits. Tuition is charged at a given rate per credit up to 12 credits, so when taking 13 credits students are only charged for 12.


Core Curriculum:

Data Management and Statistical Programming (3 credits) EPBI 414

Statistical Methods in Biological and Medical Sciences I (3 credits) EPBI 431

Statistical Methods in Biological and Medical Sciences II (3 credits) EPBI 432

Survival Analysis (3 credits) EPBI 435

  • Note: Social and Behavioral Science Track only: Replace Survival Analysis with Longitudinal Data Analysis (EPBI459)

Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits) EPBI 453

Introduction to Epidemiology (3 credits) EPBI 490

Biostatistical Consulting (1 credit) EPBI 602


Overall Schedule of Classes – Intensive 1-Year Format

Fall Spring Summer
Data Mgmt and Stat. Prog (3 cr) Statistical Methods II (3 cr) Categorical Data Analysis (online) (3 cr)
Statistical Methods I (3 cr) Survival Analysis (3 cr)* Internship/Practicum (3 cr)
Intro to Epidemiology (3 cr) Track Course 2 (3 cr)
Biostatistical Consulting (1 cr) Track Course 3 (3 cr)
Track Course 1 (3 cr)
13 credits 12 credits 6 credits

*Students in Social and Behavioral Science track take Longitudinal Data Analysis instead.

Track-required courses are described in the program Overview.