MS in Biostatistics

Biostatistics: The Best Graduate Degree for Jobs

A master’s degree in biostatistics is the best graduate degree for jobs, according to an analysis in Fortune magazine. Graduates find work in health care, biotech, big pharma, and the life sciences. 

A Master’s Degree in Biostatistics Can Help Save Lives

Our graduate degree prepares 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.

Graduate students take a statistics core and a research core with courses in public health, biology, and clinical medicine. The program features research that allows students to solve complex data problems in the fields of biology and health, and collaborate with other scientists on an interdisciplinary team. It provides a strong foundation for students who wish to pursue a PhD in biostatistics.

Evening courses allow students to take classes to fit their schedules.

Check the catalog for official degree and admission requirements.

Biostatistics is one of the most popular statistics disciplines for graduate education, according to the American Statistical Association, which outlines the advantages of this MS degree. 

For more information, contact the graduate studies director Martin Slawski.

"I chose to get a master’s degree in biostatistics because of the increased need to evaluate huge amounts of data in the medical industry."

— Runyu Wu, MS Biostatistics ‘16, a research data analyst with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation