M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Biostatistics Epidemiology

University of Southern California

24 months
60446 USD/year
60446 USD/year
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The department encourages applicants with undergraduate degrees in allied health, pharmacology, public health, medicine, biological and clinical sciences or other related fields. Undergraduate preparation should have included applied statistics, college algebra, an introductory course in calculus and basic computer programming. Apply to the Applied Biostatistics Epidemiology MSc program at University of Southern California.


Applicants at the Applied Biostatistics Epidemiology MSc program at University of Southern California should also meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Graduate School. Demonstrated proficiency in the English language is essential. With approval of the Graduate School, applicants not meeting these requirements may be conditionally admitted contingent upon maintaining a GPA of 3.0 for the first 12 units of graduate study.

Course Requirements

General requirements include at least 39 units of required courses as follows: 26 units of core courses and at least 9 units of elective courses. In addition, each student must register for 4 units of PM 594a Master’s Thesis, PM 594b Master’s Thesis and write a master’s thesis.

Additional Requirements

Electives will be determined by the student’s needs and interests and will be approved by the student’s adviser. When appropriate, courses not listed above may be chosen with approval of the student’s adviser. Sufficient familiarity in computer languages to operate major software packages for data management and analysis is required.

Thesis Requirement

A master’s thesis is required of all students. This thesis consists of a research project approved by the faculty and chosen from problems encountered within the department, in other departments of the Keck School of Medicine or university or elsewhere in the community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design of Clinical Studies 
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Disease 
  • Data Analysis 
  • Multivariate Statistics in Health Behavior Research 
  • Statistical Problem Solving 
  • Research Methods in Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health: An Epidemiological Approach 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must hold a degree considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree, as evaluated by the USC Office of Graduate & International Admission. 
  • Your college or university must be recognized by the appropriate governmental ministry as a degree-granting institution.
  • All transcripts and degree certificates/diplomas must be written in the original language of instruction. 
  • Official transcripts must show all courses and subjects taken and all grades (marks) received.
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to USC by the college or university.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    60446 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30223 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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