Biostatistics MS

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

Master's

Required Courses: All Concentrations

Course Title
BIOSTAT 301-0Introduction to Epidemiology
BIOSTAT 302-0Introduction to Biostatistics
BIOSTAT 305-0Applied Statistical Programming in SAS
BIOSTAT 306-0R Programming
BIOSTAT 401-0Intermediate Epidemiology
BIOSTAT 402-0Intermediate Biostatistics
BIOSTAT 561-0Thesis
PUB_HLTH 441-0Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

Additional Required Courses and Selectives

Concentration in Population Health Analytics
Course Title
Required Courses
BIOSTAT 427-0Practical Issues in Population Studies
BIOSTAT 445-0Statistical Learning for Clinical, Translational, and Population Researchers
BIOSTAT 501-0Advanced Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 445-0Writing and Peer Reviewing for Scientific Publication
Selectives
Choose 1 credit
Infection Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology
Cancer Epidemiology
Independent Study
Concentration in Statistical Bioinformatics
Course Title
Required Courses
Basic Probability
Statistical Inference and Applied Techniques
Advanced Biostatistics
Advance Bioinformatics and Genome Informatics
Selectives
Choose 1.5 credits
Statistical Learning for Clinical, Translational, and Population Researchers
Statistical Genetics
Health and Biomedical Informatics Methods I
Biomedical Informatics Methods II
Independent Study
Concentration in Statistical Methods and Practice
Course Title
Required Courses
BIOSTAT 303-0Basic Probability
BIOSTAT 403-0Statistical Inference and Applied Techniques
BIOSTAT 502-0Advanced Biostatistics
BIOSTAT 521-0Applied Survival Data Analysis
BIOSTAT 560-0Statistical Consulting

Electives

Some courses below are Required or Selectives for some Concentrations:

  • Concentration in Population Health Analytics (2.5 units)
  • Concentration in Statistical Bioinformatics (1.5 units)
  • Concentration in Statistical Methods and Practice (1.5 units)
Course Title
BIOSTAT 303-0Basic Probability
BIOSTAT 403-0Statistical Inference and Applied Techniques
BIOSTAT 427-0Practical Issues in Population Studies
BIOSTAT 429-0Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in the Medical Sciences
BIOSTAT 445-0Statistical Learning for Clinical, Translational, and Population Researchers
BIOSTAT 501-0Advanced Epidemiology
BIOSTAT 502-0Advanced Biostatistics
BIOSTAT 521-0Applied Survival Data Analysis
BIOSTAT 527-0Statistical Methods for Missing Data
BIOSTAT 529-0Statistical Genetics
BIOSTAT 560-0Statistical Consulting
BIOSTAT 565-0Clinical Database Management
BIOSTAT 499-0Independent Study
IGP 485-0Data Science For Biomedical Researchers
PUB_HLTH 301-0Behavior, Society & Health
PUB_HLTH 303-0Environmental Health Sciences
PUB_HLTH 320-0Community Engaged Research
PUB_HLTH 323-0Health Equity
PUB_HLTH 390-0International Public Health I
PUB_HLTH 393-0Introduction to Health and Human Rights
PUB_HLTH 412-0Infection Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
PUB_HLTH 414-0Injury and Violence Prevention
PUB_HLTH 415-0Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Principles and Application
PUB_HLTH 416-0Program Evaluation
PUB_HLTH 417-0Public Health Law: Promoting Healthy Youth Development
PUB_HLTH 420-0Introduction to US Health Care System
PUB_HLTH 417-0Public Health Law: Promoting Healthy Youth Development
PUB_HLTH 425-0Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
PUB_HLTH 435-0Health Services Research Design & Analysis Strategies: Technology Assessment
PUB_HLTH 439-0Qualitative Research Methods
PUB_HLTH 445-0Writing and Peer Reviewing for Scientific Publication
PUB_HLTH 448-0Introduction to Maternal Child Health
PUB_HLTH 525-0Cancer Epidemiology
PUB_HLTH 449-0Public Health Policy
PUB_HLTH 499-0Independent Study
PUB_HLTH 524-0Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology