Master of Science Capstone

Graduating students from the UW Biostatistics MS Capstone Program pose for group photo
2023 graduates from the UW Department of Biostatistics Master of Science Capstone Program

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.


Note: The MS Capstone is a fee-based program. There is no reduced rate for Washington State residents.

Earn your degree from the top-ranked public 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.

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)
Read Zihan's profile


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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Living in Seattle
Seattle is an international city readily accessible from Asia, Europe and the East Coast. Locally, there are a number of affordable public transportation options that make it easy for students to travel throughout Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region.
MS Alumni
99% of our graduates secure jobs or postgraduate programs within one year of graduation.