Biostatistics is a rapidly growing field in academia, industry and health care. With the training gained through a master’s degree in biostatistics, students may pursue opportunities with teams focused on biomedical research, applied clinical research or population health. Professionals with graduate level training in biostatistics can find opportunities in research, industry, or hospitals/health systems that range from opening to leadership positions. Students may also decide to continue their academic and research interests with our PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, which prepares them to take on more senior leadership roles.
Theresa Alexander, Biostatistics Graduate 2017
"The one year program was really appealing to me because I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go in so it seemed like a good concise way to figure out what I wanted to do and if I was interested in this kind of work."
Shufen Cao, Biostatistics Graduate 2019
"I also like the professors in this department. I find them very helpful and always responsive and knowledgeable."
Jordan Fiegl, Biostatistics Graduate 2019
"I was in the Health Care Analytics track. You're getting all of the traditional Biostatistics type of backgrounds....these different things that are very specific and required for Biostatistics. It gives you sort of a blended curriculum as opposed to a straight traditional track."
Jason Huang, Biostatistics Graduate 2020
"Most of the courses are designed in a way that really allows students without, let's say, a programming experience to really get familiar with the tools while being deeply involved in the scientific process."
Frances Wang, Biostatistics Graduate 2018
"The program itself does an amazing job of putting into context the work in a real world setting versus just teaching the math behind it or just a theory."