Master On Campus


University of Maryland

24 months
1706 USD/credit 38385 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 38385 USD/year
768 USD/credit 17280 USD/year
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Biostatistics is a science that addresses theory and techniques for describing, analyzing, and interpreting health data. The discipline is primarily focused on applications to problems in health, medical, and biological sciences. The 43-credit Biostatistics degree from University of Maryland prepares graduates to work in public health settings as practitioners, researchers, and consultants.


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.

Facilities and Special Resources

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    38385 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    17280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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