M.Sc. On Campus


Grand Valley State University

12 months
14000 USD/year
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Grand Valley State University 's Master of Science (M.S.) in Biostatistics, part of Grand Rapids' only Professional Science Master's degree program, is a member of the National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA). 


Key facts

All three programs emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and scientific knowledge and technical skills. Each program is designed to integrate university coursework with business/industrial internships to better prepare students for the variety of career pathways associated with the life science and health science industries. The overall objectives and interactions of these three new programs are described in the PSM section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Career Options

Master's level biostatisticians are in demand in industry, research institutions, government, and academia, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Clinical medicine
  • Drug development/ clinical trials
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Forestry
  • Wildlife and fisheries
Why Study Biostatistics at Grand Valley State University ?
  • Master's level biostatisticians are in demand. This demand results in higher starting salaries within exciting scientific work environments.
  • Partners such as the Van Andel Research Institute and Spectrum Health provide formal support for internships and continuing assistance to GVSU students.
  • Graduates of the GVSU biostatistics master's program have secured employment with outstanding employers such as Van Andel Institute, Pfizer, the Henry Ford Health System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
  • Class times later in the day allow degree completion by working professionals.
  • The program is very applied with an emphasis on modern statistical techniques using prominent statistical software.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Foundations of Biotechnology
  • Medical and Bioinformatics
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Applied Science
  • Applied Statistics for Health Professions
  • Statistical Methods for Biologists
  • Statistical Programming
  • Design of Experiments and Regression
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Clinical Trials
  • Perspectives in Advanced Biostatistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


37 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from all undergraduate coursework or a satisfactory score on the GRE
  • Resume detailing work experiences and accomplishments
  • Personal statement of career goals and background experiences, including an explanation of how this program will help achieve educational and professional objectives
  • Letters of recommendations from at least two individuals who are in positions to attest to the applicant's successful completion of the program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 USD per year during 12 months.

National 740 $ / credit

Living costs for Allendale

1000 - 1500 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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