Masters in Biostatistics

The Master of Science (MS) degree program in Biostatistics is a 33 credit degree program jointly administered by the Department of Statistics in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and its associated research facility, The Biostatistics Center. This degree program is accredited by the Middle States Council on Higher Education through the CCAS and by the Council on Education for Public Health through the Milken Institute School. Regulations and requirements for this graduate degree have been designed to be compatible with policies and scholarship requirements of both the Columbian College and Milken Institute School of Public Health. The degree is conferred by the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. At the completion of the MS program in Biostatistics students will be able to:

  • Understand and the theory and principles behind statistical methods most commonly used in biomedical research (contingency tables, survival analysis, mixed models, and missing data).
  • Understand and apply the underlying principles and methods to design, plan, and conduct biomedical studies.
  • Provide biostatistical advice as a member of a team engaged in a biomedical research project. Includes manipulation and analysis of data.

For more information about the Biostatistics Program, please visit the Biostatistics website.