M.Sc. On Campus


University of Rochester

12 months
1818 USD/credit 58176 USD/year
1818 USD/credit 58176 USD/year
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The Biostatistics program of University of Rochester is primarily intended for students who wish to follow careers in health-related professions such as those in the pharmaceutical industry and biomedical or clinical research organizations.

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The Biostatistics program of University of Rochester consists of one core year (two semesters) of coursework as well as an internship/applied project (BST 493), which is normally taken in the summer after the core program. There are no thesis or language requirements. The degree requires 32 credit hours consisting of all the 400-level courses listed below; substitutions may be made with approval of the faculty program advisor.

The internship/applied project requirement is met by either completing a statistics internship in industry or by working with medical center investigators on an applied project. Students are required to write a formal report summarizing the findings from their research project. These findings are presented in a public lecture, which is followed by an oral qualifying examination.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Computing
  • Applied Linear Regression 
  • Design of Clinical Trials
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Large Sample Theory

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a U.S. baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of acceptable standing. Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on the condition that their bachelor's degrees are awarded before they matriculate. Evidence of the earned degree is required prior to matriculation in the form of an official transcript noting degree conferral
  • GRE scores are required from all applicants
  • Most international applicants will need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores unless they have earned or will earn an undergraduate baccalaureate degree from a US educational institution
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Uploaded copy of transcript(s) to online application
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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    58176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1818 USD per credit during 12 months.
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    58176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1818 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Rochester

925 - 1350 USD /month
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