A full-time student may complete our Biostatistics program at University of Maryland in 2 years. Part-time students may take up to 4 years to complete the program. The majority of courses are offered in the evenings. In addition to coursework, all biostatistics master's students are required to complete a 240-hour internship and a capstone project.
Our proximity to the nation’s capital offers students unparalleled opportunities for research experiences in public health, including placements at the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, Food and Drug Administration, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and many other national, state, and local health agencies.
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Our faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics includes individuals with multi-faceted interests in biostatistics, epidemiology, and bioinformatics. Biostatistics faculty apply statistical techniques including survival and longitudinal analysis, computational statistics, statistical analysis of genomic and proteomic data, machine learning, neuroimaging statistics, (network) meta-analysis, missing data analysis, Bayesian hierarchical methods, and bioinformatics to analyze and interpret health data. Epidemiology faculty have research interests and expertise in the epidemiology of infectious disease and chronic disease with particular focus in the areas of HIV/STIs, cancer, health disparities, cardiovascular disease, obesity/physical activity, and sexual and reproductive health. Additional areas of specialization include social and behavioral determinants of health, aging, cultural competency, and community-based interventions.
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- Core Concepts in Public Health
- Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Public Health Data Laboratory
- Leadership, Teams, and Coalitions: Policy to Advocacy
- Program and Policy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
- Public Health Ethics
- Public Health Data Management
- Applied Regression Analysis
- Categorical Data Analysis
- Longitudinal Data Analysis
- Applied Survival Data Analysis
- 24 months
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Deadline passed, International
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- Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA; outstanding performance in quantitative-oriented courses.
- Official GRE scores taken within the past 5 years
- 3 letters of recommendation that address your academic capabilities.
- Your statement of purpose should address each of the following questions: 1) describe your specific interest in epidemiology or biostatistics; 2) what previous experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a degree in epidemiology or biostatistics; and 3) how do you believe UMD’s program will help you reach your career goals.
- Relevant academic/work experience, including previous coursework in mathematics, statistical methods, and/or statistics software packages.
International39000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National39000 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19500 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
In-State17544 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8772 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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