George Mason University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
1512 USD/credit
1512 USD/credit
624 USD/credit
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The MS in Biostatistics from George Mason University will allow students to specialize in the design and analysis of health-related and biological studies, while maintaining the rigor and technical training of the Statistical Science master’s program.


Some call Washington D.C. the capital of statistics. Our location in the D.C. suburbs is home to world-class statistical research in the federal government and industry, makes us the envy of the Nation. Evening courses allow you to take classes to fit your schedule. We accommodate both students committed to full- and part-time study who seek a graduate degree. 

In this Biostatistics program from George Mason University you may: 

  • Clarify causalities, risks, and outcomes of a deadly disease with statistical unique visualization models
  • Use big data and data analytics to interpret massive health data sets
  • Identify sources of risk and statistical methods that measure and mitigate risk in humans

Merging statistics with biology, students have many opportunities they can pursue after graduation in health-related fields, including medicine, epidemiology, and public health. Biostatistics is an indispensable tool in improving health and protecting populations against disease here and around the world. In this 

The department has an advisory board of leaders in the federal government and industry. These strong connections provide top-tier internships and networking opportunities that can help you take your career to the next level. 

Career options:

According to Fortune Magazine the master’s in biostatistics is the second best graduate degree for jobs. In 2015 the median salary was more than $110K with a projected growth of 21 percent in jobs. Individuals with a master’s in biostatistics can expect to find work in healthcare, biotech, and life sciences, using computer models to predict health outcomes from diseases.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Probability
  • Applied Statistics
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Bioengineering Research Methods
  • Bioinformatics Methods
  • Biostatistical Methods
  • Medical Imaging
  • Case Studies in Data Analysis
  • Master’s Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1512 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1512 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1512 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    624 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 624 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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