Biostatistics, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | University of Nebraska Medical Center | Nebraska City, United States
24 months
977 USD/credit 17586 USD/year
977 USD/credit 17586 USD/year
341 USD/credit 6138 USD/year
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Biostatistics at University of Nebraska Medical Center is designed to provide students with instruction and experience in data management and computing, statistical reasoning, scientific logic, data analysis, and data interpretation.


Biostatistics at University of Nebraska Medical Center is consistent with the core competencies of Biostatistics and strongly emphasizes the acquisition of applied skills and the theoretical mathematical foundations of Biostatistics. The primary focus is in the following areas of Biostatistics: study design; survival analysis; generalized linear models; longitudinal analysis; computing; and biostatistical learning (machine learning / AI). 


These skills are essential to prepare students to work as biostatisticians or health data analysts in public and private research institutes, or the health care industry throughout Nebraska, the country, and the world.

Students may also choose careers as scientists / data analysts in non-health care related industries, such as banking and insurance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics Theory
  • SAS Programming
  • Biostatistical Computing
  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Categorical Data Analysis
  • Survival Data Analysis
  • Correlated Data Analysis
  • Design of Medical Studies
  • Epidemiology in Public Health
  • Ecological Statistics
  • Survey Sampling
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Statistical Methods for High Throughput Biological Data
  • Computational Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to complete the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) application.
  • All applicants must hold (or be awarded before entry) a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited college or university, with a GPA of at least B (3.0 on a 4.0-point scale).
  • Applicants need to have taken undergraduate courses in calculus, multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and introductory statistics.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) using their ICAP Course-by-course evaluation service. 
  • Three letters of recommendation.  At least one of the references must be academic (from a professor, instructor, or faculty mentor).
  • Statement of Intent
  • Resume or CV
  • The GRE is optional for students who meet the minimum GPA (3.0) and prerequisite grade (B) requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 977 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 977 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6138 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 341 USD per credit during 24 months.


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