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Biostatistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #305 (QS) , MA,
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.


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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3848 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3848 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    2021 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 2021 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Amherst Center

  • 1228 - 2550 USD/month
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