Master of Science Capstone

Accelerate Your Career in Biostatistics

This program is for you if you want to enter the workforce immediately after graduation or you have already been working in the field.  The Master of Science in Biostatistics Capstone program prepares you for a career as an MS-level biostatistician, statistician, data analyst, or data scientist, in an 18-month accelerated format.

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Be competitive in the job market after graduation
100% of our graduates actively seeking a job, secure employment within one year of graduation.
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Gain experience working on real-world problems
You'll work with a team and industry sponsor to complete your capstone project.
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Prepare for entering the job market

In addition to the program's excellent curriculum, you'll have access to many career development resources such as workshops and an on-demand library of materials. The program also offers research opportunities, internships, as well as an optional professional mentoring program


Earn your degree from the top-ranked public biostatistics program

The University of Washington is a rigorous, competitive program and is consistently ranked as the #1 graduate program in biostatistics.

Program Overview
  • Earn a Master of Science in Biostatistics from the University of Washington
  • Complete the program quickly in an 18-month, full-time program (50 credits)
  • Learn from internationally renowned faculty who will provide you with rigorous training and a practical, applications-drive foundation in statistics.

Select one of three specialization pathways:

  • Data Science
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Modeling and Methods
Capstone Project

You will complete a professionally-relevant capstone project that you may use as a portfolio that showcases your skills to future employers.

Costs & Fees

The MS Capstone is a fee-based program.

Learn in an open, supportive community

Student hike 2023 highlights

As a biostatistics MS Capstone student at UW, you’ll collaborate with faculty, advisors, and move through classes together with students in our other degree programs, giving you an opportunity to build friendships and learn in a dynamic, interactive environment. 

The UW Biostatistics community is a uniquely supportive one, with faculty, peers, and senior students being available to support you.

Zihan Zheng

“Don’t hesitate to actively reach out to department faculty to seek research/job opportunities. They genuinely care about students and hope to provide helpful resources for students’ success."

– Zihan Zheng, MS Capstone graduate ('22)
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