University of Massachusetts Amherst

24 months
17855 USD/year
17855 USD/year
8194 USD/year
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The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program prepares highly qualified individuals with advanced research skills to undertake public health research responsibilities. The program provides a basic theoretical foundation for applied research in Public Health, and biostatistics research related to measuring and investigating contemporary biomedical and public health problems.

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M.S. applicants are accepted with backgrounds in the quantitative sciences and from associated fields who have career interests in biostatistics and public health. The program provides a strong quantitative basis for understanding statistical methods, focusing on applications in epidemiology, biology, genomics, public health, and health sciences.

The degree program is generally completed in two to four semesters. A range between 30 and 45 credits is required, including either a 6-credit thesis or a qualifying exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Applied Regression Modeling
  • Mathematical Statistics I
  • Mathematical Statistics II
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Practices
  • Application of Social & Behavioral Theories in Public Health Interventions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee: $80
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement and Resume
  • Residency Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35710 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35710 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16389 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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