University of Louisville

M.Sc. On Campus Online
18 months
27374 USD/year
27374 USD/year
13260 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Biostatistics from University of Louisville students receive training in: Design of research studies, with particular focus on clinical trials, Data management and statistical computing, Modern descriptive, graphical, and inferential statistical methods, with focus on generating statistical results meaningful to lay audiences. 


Biostatistics from University of Louisville curriculum for the Standard and Thesis tracks cover probability, statistical theory, and biostatistical methods in the first year along with biostatistics concentration courses in clinical trials and categorical data analysis. The fall semester of the second year includes courses in survival analysis and elective biostatistics courses. The Thesis Track includes the preparation and defense of a thesis in the spring semester of the second year. Students in the Bioinformatics Track receive the same coursework in probability, mathematical statistics, and biostatistical methods, but take concentration courses in biochemistry, bioinformatics, advanced statistical computing, and data mining.


The Master of Science (MS) degree prepares students for careers as professional biostatisticians in industry, government, or academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Public Health in the U.S.
  • Clinical Trials 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. If your transcripts are from an institution outside the U.S.A., you may need to get a foreign credential evaluation (FCE) from a service such as WES.
  • The minimum GPA for unconditional admission is 3.0, although applicants with lower GPA are considered for conditional admission.
  • Scores from the graduate record exam (GRE).
  • A resume or CV
  • A written statement of purpose
  • At least two letters of recommendation written within the past twelve months, which may be submitted as part of the graduate application
  • Non-refundable application fee
  • Application for Admission
  • English Proficiency
  • Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13687 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    27374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13687 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • In-State

    13260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6630 USD per semester and a duration of 18 months.


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