The Master of Science program offers advanced training in Biostatistics. The program includes coursework in biostatistics, statistics and one or more biomedical fields. In addition, successful candidates are required to pass a master's theory exam and write a research-based master's thesis. The degree is designed for individuals who anticipate a career as a data analyst in public health or biomedical research or practice and for individuals who plan doctoral work in a public health or biomedical field, but want more methodological training than those Ph.D. programs offer.
A full-time student must register for at least 10 credits during Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters. A full Summer quarter load is 2 credits. A typical student should complete the Master’s degree in two years.