Biostatistics Master's Program

A pragmatic and flexible program   

Health systems, academic/research organizations, and biotech companies are actively recruiting biostatisticians who bring in-depth expertise to the statistical analysis of complex data. They look to biostatisticians to collaborate in study design, data organization and visualization – and then to apply appropriate analytical models to derive findings.

Our Master’s program in Biostatistics offers multiple tracks to let you tailor a course of study that resonates with your interests, while also giving you a well-rounded skill set. These tracks were developed based on extensive interviews with research and industry leaders, who were explicit about the training they expect of professionals on their teams.

Our tracks include:

  • Biostatistics – Generalist track
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Health Care Analytics
  • Social and Behavioral Science

Employers we interviewed in the development of these tracks are looking for team players to organize, visualize and analyze vast amounts of data available through electronic health records, clinical trials, and population-based incidence of disease surveys, among other sources.

Each specialty track includes non-statistics courses focused on the research methods unique to that area of application to ensure that our graduates have the well-rounded background needed to collaborate effectively.

A practical career step in a fast-growing field

Our students come from many disciplines including:

  • Statistics/Math
  • Biology/Biochemistry
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Anthropology/Sociology/Psychology
  • Health and Biomedical Sciences

Our graduates are well-prepared to join health systems, academic/research organizations, and biotech companies in solving pressing challenges in contemporary research and care. With the increased use of computing and informatics in clinical care, population health, and biomedical research, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 14 to 30 percent growth in employment in statistics or biostatistics over the next several years.  

Students who are thinking of continuing to a PhD may want to consider the department’s PhD program in Epidemiology/Biostatistics.

Biostatistics Master's Program Webinar

If you missed our recent online informational session, you can watch a recorded version here.