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Boston University

12 months
58560 USD/year
58560 USD/year
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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.


Key facts

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements


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


  • Certified English translations of all transcripts and academic records

Tuition Fee

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    58560 USD/year
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  • National

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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