MS in Biostatistics

The Master of Science in Biostatistics Program is meant for college graduates with an interest and background in mathematics and statistics who wish to learn both the methodology and the application of biostatistics in the health sciences. The goals of this program are similar to the current Master of Public Health in Biostatistics Program in learning objectives; however, M.S. students receive a more extensive methodological foundation and are expected to take additional statistical courses instead of the core public health courses required for any MPH.

A typical student who graduates with an MS in Biostatistics from WVU is qualified to work as a biostatistician or research coordinator in research organizations such as a pharmaceutical company, contract research organization (CRO), university or health department. Graduates also are prepared to pursue doctoral education in biostatistics or similar disciplines.

For detailed application information please review theĀ Graduate Catalog.