MS in Biostatistics from Augusta University

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Biostatistics provides individuals with rigorous training in statistical methodology in order to prepare them for careers as biostatisticians to collaborate with and provide statistical support to scientists and researchers in biomedical, health sciences and other related areas of research.

The M.S. program provides an intensive exposure to the wide range of methodologies and techniques needed to function and excel as a biostatistician, with expertise in designing data collection for experiments, observational studies, and clinical trials, extracting information stored in various forms, and analyzing, reporting and presenting the findings.

The MS program curriculum includes

  • Didactic coursework
    • 24 hours of core coursework
    • 9 hours of elective coursework
  • M.S. Comprehensive Exam, and
  • A Capstone Project or Thesis applicable to the health sciences (3 hours)

Check out a complete sample list of the courses and course descriptions.





Year 1

STAT 7110 – Statistical Models and Methods (3)

DATS 7510 –Programming
for Data Analysis (3)

STAT 7520 – Stat
Theory I (3)

STAT 7620 – Stat
Theory II (3)

STAT 7630 – Applied
Linear Models (3)

Elective (3)

No summer courses are required.

Enrolling in Stat 8890 RR (1-6) is optional.

Year: 15 hrs core, 3 hrs elective

Year 2

STAT 7640 – Generalized Linear Models I (3)

STAT 7720 Survival Analysis (3)

STAT 7870 – Biostat
Consulting in research (3)

MS Comp beginning of the semester. Consulting Project or Thesis Research proposal due 5 weeks before final of fall

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

STAT 7910 – Biostat Consulting Project (3) or
STAT 7920 – Thesis Research (3)

No summer courses are required.

Enrolling in Stat 8890 RR (1-6) is optional.

Year: 9 hrs core, 6 hrs elective, 3 hrs MS Project or Thesis 


For more information on the course pre-requisites and other requirements for applying to the MS program in Biostatistics, see our Prospective Students page.


Prospective Students