This MS program allows students to specialize in the design and analysis of health-related and biological studies, while maintaining the rigor and technical training of the Statistical Science master's program.
In this degree, students take a statistics core and a "bio" core, involving courses in public health, biology, and clinical medicine (including ethics). It also involves a research core which allows students to solve real data problems in the biological or health area and collaborate with other scientists in an interdisciplinary team. Finally, students will choose from electives in bioinformatics, global and community health, or targeted statistics courses.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Coursework in multivariable calculus, matrix or linear algebra, statistics, and calculus-based probability, comparable to the following Mason courses: MATH 113, MATH 114, MATH 213; MATH 203 or MATH 321; STAT 250 or STAT 344; and STAT 346 or MATH 351.