The objectives of the MS in Biostatistics program from Rutgers University are: (1) to educate graduate students as biostatisticians at the Masters level with the ability to collaborate and consult with researchers of other disciplines in the biomedical and public health sciences; (2) to meet the need for well-trained masters-level biostatisticians for the pharmaceutical industry, medical research institutions and public health and other governmental organizations in New Jersey and nation-wide; and (3) to identify and educate promising doctoral students in Biostatistics.
The proposed program is designed to provide qualified students with comprehensive knowledge and technical skills needed for planning and conducting statistical analyses for studies that are required for evidence-based medicine, epidemiology survey and public health policy decisions. In addition, for those graduate students who may intend to continue their studies towards a PhD in Biostatistics, the MS in Biostatistics program will equip them with the necessary training and preparation for further advanced studies and research.
The Biostatistics discipline emphasizes the concepts underlying the scientific method, and the applications in biomedical data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of results.
Upon graduation, a student completing the MS curriculum in Biostatistics will be able to:
- Apply probability and statistical methods to design experimental and observational studies in biomedical, clinical, and public health research
- Use probability and statistical theory to evaluate and identify appropriate methods of analysis
- Conduct appropriate statistical analysis of data to solve medical and public health problems
- Use a variety of statistical computer packages
- Communicate the results of statistical studies both in writing and orally to investigators and lay community members
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- Health Systems and Policy
- Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
- Introduction to Environmental Health
- Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
- Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health
- 12 months
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DisciplinesBiology Statistics View 856 other Masters in Biology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
MPH and MS applicants for admission to the New Brunswick or Newark Campuses must have completed an undergraduate program accredited in the United States or its equivalent and must meet the criteria below. Preference will be given to candidates with two or more years of work experience in the health care fields and to residents of New Jersey. An applicant’s qualifications are substantiated by academic transcripts, GRE scores, and references. As part of the application, a personal statement also is required. An application is considered complete and will be reviewed when all admission information is received by specific deadlines.
International1301 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1301 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
National1301 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1301 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
In-State868 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 868 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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