24 months
31252 USD/year
31252 USD/year
12305 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biostatistics at The University of Iowa trains students in the planning and data analysis of biomedical and public health studies, and is designed to take two years to complete.


About Biostatistics at The University of Iowa

The degree requirements and electives include biostatistics courses, statistics courses, and health-related courses. Program graduates successfully compete for positions in research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and universities.

Upon completion of the M.S. in Biostatistics, the student should be prepared to function as a statistician or statistical consultant. Therefore the student must have an extensive understanding of statistical theory and practice and should be proficient in the application of statistical methods to one or more areas in the health sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistical Computing
  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Biostatistical Methods in Categorical Data
  • Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials
  • Preceptorship in Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


38 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have earned a bachelor’s or professional degree
  • You must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0
  • International students, except permanent residents, are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • You must have the ability to program in at least one computer language.
  • You must have three collegiate-level courses in calculus
  • A background of science, mathematics, or health sciences is recommended.
  • Previous coursework or experience in statistical methods or data analysis is preferred

Tuition Fee

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    31252 USD/year
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  • National

    31252 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12305 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12305 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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