Master of Science with a Major in Biostatistics

Master of Science With a Major In

  • Didactic coursework with 24 hours of core coursework and 9 hours of elective coursework.
  • MS Comprehensive Exam
  • A Capstone Projector Thesis applicable to the health sciences
  • Our graduates have gone on to work at the government agencies such as the EPA, insurance companies including Humana and BlueCross and BlueShield, academic institutions including Emory, Medical University of South Carolina, Georgia Southern University, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies such as WL Gore and Associates.

About the Program

The Master of Science degree with a Major in Biostatistics provides an intensive exposure to the wide range of ideas, methodologies, and techniques needed to perform as a statistician who designs data collection from experiments, observational studies, and clinical trials and analyzes and reports these data, extracting information stored in various forms. The application focus is on medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health science, laboratory science, and other biological disciplines.

In training students to support collaborative research in the biomedical sciences, the Master of Science program builds on, and contributes to, the Medical College of Georgia's (MCG) growing reputation as a premier health sciences university. Its focus on statistics applied to health professions distinguishes it from most graduate statistics programs and prepares its graduates for rewarding careers in this increasingly important field.

Applicant Profile

Mathematics prerequisites at a minimum include three semesters of undergraduate level calculus (including multivariable calculus) and a semester of undergraduate level linear or matrix algebra.

Meet the Program Director

Dr. Jie Chen

"We train our Master’s students to use applied statistical methods to support collaborative research and perform consulting projects in the biomedical and health sciences. All of our Master’s students work closely with their advisors in their projects! We look forward to welcoming you to our growing MS program in Biostatistics!" - Jie Chen, PhD