M.Sc. On Campus


Northwestern University

12 months
38686 USD/year
38686 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Biostatistics is a one-year, full-time master’s program through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


It provides graduate biostatistics training for students who intend to plan, direct and execute health research and/or analyze health data. Three concentration options address a variety of student goals: Population Health Analytics, Statistical Bioinformatics and Statistical Methods and Practice. Students matriculate in June and graduate in June of the following year. Coursework can also be completed in two years for half-time students.


The Master of Science in Biostatistics is offered through the Program in Public Health at Northwestern University and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). In order to prepare students to pursue research in a broad range of topics, the degree requirements for the MS in Biostatistics were developed to teach students biostatistical reasoning and study design methods needed to carry out sound scientific research. Upon completion of the required coursework, all students earning the MS in Biostatistics degree should be able to do the following.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Management and Analysis in SAS
  • Survival Analysis
  • Statistical Consulting
  • Ethical Issues in Clinical Research
  • Design, Conduct, and Analysis of Clinical Trials
  • Health and Biomedical Informatics
  • Writing and Peer Review for Publication
  • Statistical Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Campus interviews are required for all applicants.

  • Selection criteria include prior academic training and professional experience, the extent to which the applicant’s research interests relate to the strengths of the fellowship, the applicant's strength of commitment to a health services research career and the applicant’s potential to contribute significantly to the field of health services research.
  • All applicants must have completed a doctoral degree prior to the awarding of the fellowship.
  • A baccalaureate or professional degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Taken differential and integral calculus (prerequisite courses) before starting the program. Students interested in Statistical Methods and Practice concentrations may also benefit from linear matrix algebra.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19343 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    38686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19343 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • per quarter

Living costs for Evanston

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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