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Biostatistics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The Master of Arts in Biostatistics program at Boston University is aimed primarily at students with the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree who wish to pursue advanced study in the theory and methods of biostatistics.
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Overview

The Biostatistics program at Boston University prepares students to function as collaborators on research projects in academia, industry, or government, and prepares students for doctoral programs in biostatistics or other quantitative areas of health research.

Learning Outcomes

A candidate for a Master of Arts degree in Biostatistics is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in biostatistics by:

  • Demonstrating mastery at a master’s level of biostatistical theory and application through high achievement in coursework and on written comprehensive examinations.
  • Demonstrating commitment to advancing the values of scholarship by keeping abreast of current advances within biostatistics and showing commitment to personal professional development through engagement in professional societies and publication.
  • Conducting scholarly work in a professional and ethical manner guided by the principles of the profession.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Linear Models
  • Probability
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Concepts and Methods in Epidemiology
  • Intermediate Statistical Computing and Applied Regression Analysis
  • Statistical Methods for Epidemiology
  • Foundations of Public Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    7

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    84

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • Official GRE General Test score report (Please note that only your most recent GRE scores will be considered when your application is reviewed.)

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

National

  • Transcripts
  • Three recommendations
  • Personal statement/statement of purpose
  • CV/Resume
  • Previous Coursework Document

International

  • Certified English translations of all transcripts and academic records

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
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