Biostatistics, M.Sc. | California State University East Bay | Hayward, United States
12 months
15557 USD/year
15557 USD/year
8429 USD/year
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The Biostatistics program at California State University East Bay is designed to serve the needs of students with varying backgrounds in Statistics, Biological Sciences, Public Health, Computer Science, Mathematics and other sciences.


The Biostatistics program at California State University East Bay includes curriculum designed to prepare students to work in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. All students are expected to master a wide variety of applied statistical and probabilistic techniques and the theoretical foundations on which these techniques rest. They are expected to be familiar with recent developments and to be able to use the statistical literature to learn new techniques and theories throughout their professional careers. In addition to the general requirements stated elsewhere in this catalog, a student must satisfy the departmental requirements stated in the following paragraphs.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with an M.S. in Biostatistics from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  • Apply biostatistical methodology to data to (a) produce descriptive statistics, probability models, and visual displays (b) select probability distributions to implement statistical inference (estimation and hypothesis testing), and (c) critique biostatistical models for uncertainty, likelihood, modeling and error analysis at the Master’s level.
  • Evaluate practical problems arising in biostatistics to select and formulate models for solutions using these methodologies.
  • Select and generate biostatistical software output and evaluate the results appropriately.
  • Derive basic theory, explain biostatistical concepts, and clearly communicate analytical results to others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Probability Theory
  • Statistical Theory
  • Analysis of Variance Models 
  • Linear and Logistic Regression 
  • Advanced Statistical Theory 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you were educated outside of the U.S., you must have earned a degree equivalent to a 4-year U.S. Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution. An official determination of eligibility will be made during the application process.
  • English language proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • CV / Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    15557 USD/year
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  • National

    15557 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15557 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8429 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8429 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Hayward

1370 - 2510 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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