Biostatistics, M.Sc. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
12 months
24607 USD/year
24607 USD/year
10645 USD/year
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The Biostatistics M.S. and Ph.D. programs at University of Kansas were created to help meet the ever-increasing demand for biostatisticians to take leadership roles in careers as researchers and educators in academia, government, and industry. 


Faculty members are active researchers collaborating and consulting in research projects and initiatives at the Medical Center, in addition to pursuing their own research agendas and participating in curricular instruction. Expertise in the department includes linear, nonlinear, and longitudinal modeling; clinical trial and experimental design; survival analysis; categorical data analysis; robust statistics; psychometric methods; and Bayesian methodology.

Learning outcomes

The master's program in Biostatistics at University of Kansas produces graduates that are prepared to function as biostatisticians or biostatistical consultants. Therefore, graduates gain an extensive understanding of biostatistical theory and practice and should be proficient in the application of statistical methods to one or more areas in the health sciences.  

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professionalism, Ethics and Leadership in the Statistical Sciences
  • Statistical Computing/SAS Base 
  • Experimental Design
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Linear Regression
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Collaborative Research Experience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or applied mathematics from a regionally accredited institution documented by submission of an official transcript indicating the degree has been conferred before entering the program. 
  • A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the bachelor's degree.
  • An official copy of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score 
  • Letter grade of B or better in Calculus I, II, & III 
  • Successful completion of at least one of the following courses: linear algebra, differential equations, numerical analysis.
  • Successful completion of a course in any computer programming language or demonstration of mastery via credentials or work experience.
  • Research experience 
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A personal statement regarding your interest in biostatistics and in biomedical research.
  • A personal interview is required of all applicants who meet the minimum admissions standards. 

Tuition Fee

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    10645 USD/year
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Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
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