Academics

Master of Science Capstone

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Master of Science Capstone cohorts 2019
First cohort of graduate students in MS Capstone, entering program 2019.

The Master of Science (MS) Capstone is a fast-paced 18-month program that provides rigorous training and a practical, applications-driven foundation in statistics. It is designed for students who wish to enter the job market upon graduation.

Highlights

  • Earn a Master of Science in Biostatistics
  • Fast-paced, 18-month, full-time program (50 credits)
  • Select one of three specialization pathways: Data Science, Statistical Genetics, or Modeling and Methods.
  • Professionally-relevant capstone project gives you a portfolio that showcases key skills to future employers.
  • Prepares you for career paths spanning a range of health-related and data-driven fields such as biotech, pharmaceuticals, cancer research, data science, and government agencies.
  • Degree Costs and Financial Support for MS Capstone 2020-21 (PDF)

Earn your degree from a #1-ranked biostatistics program


At UW, you will enter a strong community of cohorts. Capstone students move through classes together which builds friendships and provides a dynamic, interactive learning environment. Plus capstone students interact with MS Thesis and PhD students in both formal and informal settings.

 
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Yuhan Wang
 

“The communication between new students, senior students and faculty is really impressive to me. And the enthusiastic welcome new students receive is also impressive.

– Yuhan Wang, MS Capstone 1st year student
 
 

 

The MS Capstone also:

  • Follows an innovative curriculum taught by internationally recognized faculty who provide personalized attention and are dedicated to educating the next generation of biostatisticians.
  • Provides opportunities to learn practical knowledge from area statisticians and research professionals.
  • Serves as a foundation if you decide to pursue PhD-level training.

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MS Alumni
99% of our graduates secure jobs or postgraduate programs within one year of graduation.