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Biostatistics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Morgantown, WV, United States
The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Biostatistics from West Virginia University, trains students to understand and apply statistical methodology for data modeling and analysis as it arises in research in the health sciences. 
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Overview

The coursework is designed to be completed in two academic years (four semesters), and students are encouraged to use the summer to gain Biostatistics-related experience through internships and similar work experiences.

Career

An M.S. in Biostatistics at West Virginia University prepares biostatisticians to work in the pharmaceutical industry, governmental agencies, contract research organizations, consulting firms or within research institutes and departments at universities. The graduates also are prepared to pursue a Ph.D. in Biostatistics or related disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Biostatistics
  • Biostatistical Theory and Methods
  • Data Management and Reporting
  • Applied Linear Models 
  • Categorical Data Analysis 
  • Biostatistics Careers and Skills
  • Biostatistics Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits

    30 credits/year

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Morgantown

  • 775 - 1290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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