12 months
1187 USD/credit 53415 USD/year
1109 USD/credit 49905 USD/year
468 USD/credit 21060 USD/year
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What causes cancer? Will this up-and-coming drug work? As a biostatistician, you'll use data to answer these and many of our other most burning health care questions. Better yet, you'll be able to use this information for a career in research, data management, and statistical analysis. The Biostatistics program is offered at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.


To begin, we're going to completely immerse you in statistics courses. Your classes will cover topics such as general linear models, statistical methods, statistical theory, and data management and analysis. Then, you'll take a series of pre-doctoral, public health seminars and non-quantitative electives in areas like biology or medicine. We'll also have electives that focus on epidemiologic research methods and topics within the field of biostatistics for you to choose from. 

Before you complete the Biostatistics program, you'll complete a non-thesis research project and present it to a graduate committee. Finally, we'll offer you the chance to participate in hands-on learning experiences while you're here.

Fact Facts:

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health is the only accredited school of public health in Alabama.

Programme Structure


  • Statistical Methods
  • General Linear Models
  • Data Management and Reporting with SAS
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Survival Analysis (Highly Recommended)
  • Principles of Epidemiologic Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application(s)
  • Official transcripts from every college-level institution attended — transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. or Canada must undergo a course-by-course evaluation through World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
  • English proficiency test score for international applicants (80 or above for TOEFL; 6.5 or above for IELTS)
  • Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • Standardized test scores (GRE or other accepted tests)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53415 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1187 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    49905 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1109 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    21060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 468 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

1019 - 1648 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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