MS Thesis Courses & Timeline

Timing of electives vary from what is listed. Please discuss when to take your electives with your advisor.

Sample Timeline for MS Thesis

First Year

Autumn Winter Spring Summer
STAT 512 Statistical Inference STAT 513 Statistical Inference BIOST 561 Computational Skills for Biostatistics 2 Select Thesis Advisor
BIOST 514 Biostatistics I BIOST 515 Biostatistics II
Elective (optional) Elective (optional) Electives
BIOST 580 Seminar in Biostatistics 1 BIOST 580 Seminar in Biostatistics BIOST 580 Seminar in Biostatistics

Second Year

Autumn Winter Spring Summer
BIOST 536 Categorical Data Analysis in Epidemiology BIOST 537 Survival Data Analysis in Epidemiology Electives  
Elective Elective
BIOST 580 Seminar in Biostatistics BIOST 580 Seminar in Biostatistics BIOST 580 Seminar in Biostatistics
BIOST 590 Biostatistical Consulting (one quarter) 3
MS Thesis

Core Courses

Additional requirements

Course recommendations and notes

  1. The department recommends that students register for and attend the BIOST 580 Seminar in Biostatistics every quarter. Six quarters are required.
  2. In preparation for work on the thesis, students are expected to master computational skills at the level covered in BIOST 561 Computational Skills for Biostatistics. Taking this course in the first year is recommended.
  3. BIOST 590 Biostatistical Consulting is a required course and MS Thesis students typically take it at the end of Year 1 or during Year 2. Enrollment is limited to 4-6 students per quarter so advance planning is necessary. Students may email bcurric@uw.edu to sign up for a quarter.

Optional courses

Milestones

  • First Year (MS) Theory Exam follows spring quarter of Year 1.
  • MS Thesis completed by the end of Year 2.