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Applied Biostatistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The MS in Applied Biostatistics at Boston University provides graduates with the knowledge, skills, and professional confidence to apply the statistical methods commonly used in biomedical research.

Overview

The Applied Biostatistics degree at Boston University will be awarded upon successful completion of 34 credits of coursework and co-curricular requirements including a research rotation, and a final written report based on the training experience. Graduates of the program are prepared for careers as biostatisticians in biomedical research enterprises, pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations, government, and federal agencies.

Eligibility

Eligible students will have one year of college-level calculus to include multivariable calculus, and preferably 2 credits of linear algebra, covering matrix algebra and singular value decomposition. Applications from students with no formal coursework in linear algebra will be considered and students provisionally accepted will be expected to complete the requirement before the beginning of the Accelerated Statistics Training (AST) by taking a residential or online course and providing appropriate documentation of completion. No previous training in statistics is required, nor is an undergraduate major in mathematics or statistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accelerated Statistics Training (AST) for Biostatisticians
  • Professional Development
  • Multivariable Analysis for Biostatisticians
  • Statistical Programming for Biostatisticians
  • Public Health Surveillance

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    34 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

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General Requirements

  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Academic Transcripts or WES ICAP Evaluation
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • CV or Résumé
  • Supplemental Application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
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