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Biostatistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #340 (QS) , NY,
Advance your training in statistical theory, methods and applications. You can pursue your specific areas of interest with your selection of elective courses and with a thesis option versus the master’s project requirement. This master of Biostatistics is offered by the University at Buffalo. 


You will have numerous opportunities to work closely with faculty members on methodological, theoretical and applied research projects. We offer a master degree in Biostatistics at the University at Buffalo. 

You will also work with departments and schools throughout the university, as well as our community partners, including Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Gynecological Oncology Group.

Career Development

  • As a graduate, you will be prepared for pursuing a PhD degree or for direct entry into the workplace in a variety of positions, including as:
  • A collaborative researcher at health research institutes, government agencies, international non-governmental organizations, pharmaceutical or health care companies
  • A consultant with contract research organizations or consulting firms

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Introduction to Applied Statistics
  • Advanced Statistical Computing
  • Distribution-Free Inference
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Theoretical Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • GRE is not required with sufficient mathematical background
  • A strong background in mathematics or statistics
  • At least three semesters of advanced calculus
  • One semester of statistics is recommended
  • Before you submit your online application, ensure that you have all of the supplemental materials ready. With your online application, you will be able to upload transcripts, your resume and personal statement 
  • Three letters of reference will be requested through the e-mail addresses of the recommenders
  • If submitting the GRE, you should request that your GRE scores are sent to UB

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11550 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5655 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

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