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 8110 – Intro to Biostatistics (3)

STAT 8510 –Programming for Data Analysis (3)

STAT 8520 – Stat Theory I (3)


STAT8620 – Stat Theory II (3)

STAT 8630 – 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 8640 – Generalized Linear Models I (3)

STAT 8720 - Survival Analysis (3)

STAT 8870 - 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 8910 – Biostat Consulting Project (3) or

STAT 8920 – 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