Programs & Degrees

Our graduate program offers a rigorous foundation in both statistical theory and state of the art methodology, preparing you for your career.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Earn a PhD in Biostatistics to prepare for a careers such as an independent investigator, educator, or highly-qualified practitioner of biostatistics. We offer a Standard Pathway and a Statistical Genetics pathway.

Master of Science (MS)

Earn an MS in Biostatistics to prepare for careers such as a biostatistician, research scientist, or data analyst. We offer two MS degree options:

  • Master of Science Capstone  - An 18-month, full-time degree with choice of specialization and a capstone project. Designed for students who wish to enter the job market upon graduation.
  • Master of Science Thesis - A 24-36 month, full-time degree with a research-based thesis. Designed for students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree or research position in biomedical, clinical and laboratory settings.

Comparison of Biostatistics Master's Programs

  MS Capstone MS Thesis
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Alumni connections x x
Faculty mentoring and academic support x x
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Industry/research collaboration x  
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Individual faculty research advisor   x
Required theory exam   x
Final project Collaborative research solution Methodological academic paper 
Degree timeline 18 months 24-36 months
Degree MS, Biostatistics MS, Biostatistics

Non-Degree Options

Take courses as a non-degree student, or consider an online or on-campus certificate.