Programs and Degrees
The Department of Biostatistics offers a variety of residential master’s degree programs related to statistical methods and public health, including a Master of Science in Biostatistics (MS), a Master of Science in Health Data Science (MS HDS), and a Master of Public Health (MPH). In addition, undergraduates may pursue an Accelerated Master of Science Degree in their senior year of undergraduate study plus one more graduate year.
Master of Science
The MS program in Biostatistics is designed for completion in four terms (20 months) with a total of 48 credits.
Master of Science in Health Data Science
The Master in Health Data Science is a new program offered by the department of Biostatistics starting Fall 2023. The MS in Health Data Science program is designed for completion in four terms (20 months) with a total of 48 credits. This program builds on the core of the MS in Biostatistics with emphasis on big data analytics and computing skills.
Master of Public Health
The MPH program in Biostatistics is designed for completion in four terms (20 months) with a total of 48 credits. The MPH degree requires an eight-week internship and requires students to take the Public Health Core Curriculum which includes eight courses. Typically, our students seek an MS degree as opposed to the MPH degree.
Accelerated Master of Science Degree
The Accelerated Master’s Degree (AMD) program will award a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics for highly motivated students working toward their Bachelor’s degree in their senior year, plus one more year of graduate studies in Biostatistics.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree focuses on research and prepares you for a career in university-level teaching and research. A dissertation with original research is part of this degree.
Certificate in Public Health Genetics
Learn more about the Certificate in Public Health Genetics (CPHG) available from the Department of Biostatistics.