Master of Science in Biostatistics and Data Science

This 18-month, 42-credit-unit program offers excellent training in biostatistics and data science for students who earned undergraduate or higher degrees with majors in mathematics, statistics, informatics, computer science, biomedical engineering or another related field. It prepares graduates for rewarding employment in academia and industry and for further graduate studies. Students will choose between an internship experience or a thesis project. Students also have the opportunity to enhance their research and statistical training through a paid research assistant position.

Summer Year 1
MSB 503Statistical Computing with SAS2
MSB 506Introduction to R for Data Science2
Fall Year 1
MSB 560Biostatistics I3
MSB 570Biostatistics II3
MSB 515Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology3
MSB 550Introduction to Bioinformatics3
BMI 5302Introduction to Biomedical Informatics I3
Spring Year 1
MSB 617Study Design and Clinical Trials3
MSB 618Survival Analysis3
MSB 512Ethics in Biostatistics and Data Science2
BMI 5303Introduction to Biomedical Informatics II3
Summer Year 2
MSB 630Internship3
or MSB 600 Mentored Research
Fall Year 2
MSB 630Internship3
or MSB 600 Mentored Research
MSB 660Biomedical Data Mining3
Elective from approved list

Academic Policies

Academic policies for degree programs can be found in the Student Handbook (PDF).

Prospective Students

Those interested in applying or who would like more information may contact the program manager.

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