M.Sc. On Campus


Virginia Commonwealth University

24 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The mission of the Biostatistics program at Virginia Commonwealth University is to improve human health through methodological research, the education of graduate students and health science researchers in biostatistical methods and applications, and collaborative health sciences research. 


Program goal

Faculty members conduct methodological research motivated by collaborative alliances, which in turn contributes to and enhances the department’s educational mission. By focusing on the integration of methodological and collaborative research, students develop strong biostatistical and communication skills, enabling them to assume leadership positions in academia, government and industry.

Student learning outcomes

This training Biostatistics program at Virginia Commonwealth University is designed to be completed in 18 months (four semesters: fall, spring, summer, fall) and will help students achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • The successful candidate will understand the modern and advanced literature of biostatistical concepts, ideas and methodologies.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate with both biostatistical and health science researchers, specifically with respect to planning and designing research studies, and also in analyzing data from a broad spectrum of research questions.
  • The successful candidate will develop fluency in several computational languages, will exhibit proficiency in standard computation and analytic procedures, and will demonstrate the ability to computationally solve new and complex problems.
  • The successful candidate will display exceptional written and oral communication skills in terms of explaining biostatistical concepts, methods and results to both biostatistical and non-biostatistical health sciences researchers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistical Consulting (one-credit course taken four semesters)
  • Biostatistical Computing
  • Analysis of Biomedical Data
  • Clinical Trials
  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Biostatistical Research Seminar
  • Scientific Integrity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 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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