MS Capstone Courses & Timeline

Take core courses in the first two quarters, then choose a specialization pathway by spring quarter.

Courses by Pathway

View sample course lists and timelines based on the specialization you choose. 

Data Science

Statistical Genetics

Modeling and Methods

Learn the statistical and computing tools that are unlocking the puzzles of big data and its potential to dramatically improve health of individuals and communities.

Sample Timeline for Data Science

First Year

Autumn (10 credits) Winter (10 credits) Spring (10 credits) Summer (0-8 credits)
BIOST 514 (4) Biostatistics I BIOST 515 (4) Biostatistics II BIOST 579 (2) Data Analysis and Reporting Qualifying Exam
BIOST 522 (4) Statistical Inference for Biometry I BIOST 523 (4) Statistical Inference for Biometry II BIOST 561 (2) Computational Skills for Biostatistics BIOST 595 (0-6) Summer Research or Internship
BIOST 504 (2) Foundations of Public Health for Biostatistics BIOST XXX (2) Writing and Presentation Skills for Biostatistics BIOST 527 (3) Nonparametric Regression and Classification

or

BIOST 540 (3) Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis
 
    BIOST 524 (3) Design of Medical Studies

or

BIOST 540 (3) Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis
 

Second Year

Autumn (10 credits) Winter (10 credits)
BIOST 544 (3) Introduction to Biomedical Data Science BIOST 546 (3) Machine Learning for Biomedical and Public Health Big Data
BIOST 536 (4) Categorical Data Analysis BIOST 537 (4) Survival Data Analysis
BIOST XXX (3) Biostatistics Capstone I - Project Preparation BIOST XXX (3) Biostatistics Capstone II - Project Implementation

Core Courses

Pathway Courses

Learn the mathematical and biological science that underpins our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases and leads to cutting-edge advances in precision medicine.

Sample Timeline for Statistical Genetics

First Year

Autumn (10 credits) Winter (10 credits) Spring (10 credits) Summer (0-8 credits)
BIOST 514 (4) Biostatistics I BIOST 515 (4) Biostatistics II BIOST 579 (2) Data Analysis and Reporting Qualifying Exam
BIOST 522 (4) Statistical Inference for Biometry I BIOST 523 (4) Statistical Inference for Biometry II BIOST 561 (2) Computational Skills for Biostatistics BIOST 595 (0-6) Summer Research or Internship
BIOST 504 (2) Foundations of Public Health for Biostatistics BIOST XXX (2) Writing and Presentation Skills for Biostatistics BIOST 550 (3) Mendelian Genetics  
    BIOST 527 (3) Nonparametric Regression and Classification

or

BIOST 540 (3) Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis
 

Second Year

Autumn (10 credits) Winter (10 credits)
BIOST 570 (3) Advanced Regression Methods I GENOME 540 (3) Computational Molecular Biology
BIOST 551 (3) Quantitative Genetics BIOST 546 (3) Machine Learning for Biomedical and Public Health Big Data
BIOST 581 (1) Statistical Genetics Seminar BIOST 581 (1) Statistical Genetics Seminar
BIOST XXX (3) Biostatistics Capstone I - Project Preparation BIOST XXX (3) Biostatistics Capstone II - Project Implementation

Core Courses

Pathway Courses

Learn advanced mathematical and statistical techniques that allow us to analyze complex data structures and simulate realistic biological systems, all with the goal of making the next big leap in improving human health.

Sample Timeline for Modeling and Methods

First Year

Autumn (10 credits) Winter (10 credits) Spring (10 credits) Summer (0-8 credits)
BIOST 514 (4) Biostatistics I BIOST 515 (4) Biostatistics II BIOST 579 (2) Data Analysis and Reporting Qualifying Exam
BIOST 522 (4) Statistical Inference for Biometry I BIOST 523 (4) Statistical Inference for Biometry II BIOST 561 (2) Computational Skills for Biostatistics BIOST 595 (0-6) Summer Research or Internship
BIOST 504 (2) Foundations of Public Health for Biostatistics BIOST XXX (2) Writing and Presentation Skills for Biostatistics BIOST 527 (3) Nonparametric Regression and Classification  
    STAT 559 (3) Measure Theory  

Second Year

Autumn (10 credits) Winter (10 credits)
BIOST 570 (3) Advanced Regression Methods I BIOST 571 (3) Advanced Regression Methods II
STAT 516 (3) Stochastic Modeling I STAT 517 (3) Stochastic Modeling II
BIOST 580 (1) Seminar in Biostatistics BIOST 580 (1) Seminar in Biostatistics
BIOST XXX (3) Biostatistics Capstone I - Project Preparation BIOST XXX (3) Biostatistics Capstone II - Project Implementation

Core Courses

Pathway Courses

*Course numbers pending.