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Public Health Sciences, Biostatistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Fort Worth, TX, United States
The Master of Science (MS) in Public Health Sciences with a concentration in Biostatistics (36 credit hours) is designed to train students in foundations of statistical theory as well as applications of statistical methods for use in public health, medicine, or other health related fields.
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The program focuses on the skills for data management, statistical analysis, interpretation of analytical results, presentation of the findings, and scientific communication.  

In addition to the fundamental courses in biostatistics, students in this program will take coursework in three areas currently in high demand in biostatistics: Bayesian data analysis, statistical genetics, and clinical trials.  

After completion of the program, there will be excellent career opportunities for those wishing to pursue positions in local, state, and federal health agencies, health and medical centers, health care and clinical research institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, and consulting. In addition to the general MS admissions requirements, applicants to this program are expected to have a solid background in univariate calculus, multivariate calculus, and linear algebra.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Intermediate Biostatistics
  • Probability and Statistical Inference
  • Introduction to Data Management and Statistical Computing 
  • Survival Analysis
  • Methods of Clinical Trials
  • Advanced Topics in Biostatistics – Bayesian Data Analysis
  • Topics in Public Health – Scientific Writing
  • Topics in Public Health – Public Health Concepts
  • Categorical Data Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Online application

  • $40 application fee (waived for McNair scholars with documentation of participation)

  • Official transcripts from each and every college/University attended

  • A course-by-course evaluation from IACE,  WES or ECE is also required for transcripts from institutions outside the U.S.

  • Two recommendation letters

  • Resume/CV

  • Official test scores (depending on the program of interest: GRE, MCAT or DAT)

  • A TOEFL or IELTS score is also required for international applicants.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    50 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    50 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Fort Worth

  • 1071 - 1680 USD/month
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