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Biostatistics, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #57 (QS) , RI,
Demand for advanced expertise in biostatistics continues to be high in both the public and private sectors, particularly in settings emphasizing research in biomedicine, biotechnology and health data science. The Master’s programs leading to either the AM or ScM in Biostatistics provide advanced


The ScM in Biostatistics is a program designed to prepare students for the same work as the AM program with the addition of extended research training suitable for PhD programs or other research work. The ScM requires a sequence of 8 courses and a final research project/thesis.

Data related to health and life sciences has never been more challenging and complex. Biostatistical data scientists with rigorous methodologic training, experience in modern computing and collaboration, and involvement in domain research are in high demand in the health sector and beyond! Students in the Biostatistics Master’s Health Data Science track will receive in-depth training in biostatistical theory and methods, augmented by specialized training in modern data science techniques. 

In addition to core curriculum in biostatistical theory and methods, students in the Health Data Science track will receive training in modern data science techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Probability and Statistical Inference
  • Statistical Inference
  • Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Linear Models
  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Introduction to Methods in Epidemiologic Research
  • Foundation in Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • Statistical Computing
  • Graduate Independent Study and Thesis Research
  • Clinical Trials Methodology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Applications from students in applied fields such as biology, biochemistry, economics and computer science are strongly encouraged, with the understanding that necessary mathematical coursework may have to be completed before enrollment in the program.
  • Entering students should have two to three semesters of calculus and one semester of linear algebra.
  • The GRE general test is required; MCAT or LSAT tests cannot be substituted. Experience with numerical computing is recommended.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50224 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 50224 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    50224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50224 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    50224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50224 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Providence

  • 1030 - 1900 USD/month
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