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Master of Science

About the Program

Based at the top-ranked Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, this master's program can be completed in one year and allows you to immerse yourself in research and gain valuable experience organizing, visualizing and analyzing data for health applications. Our flexible program will allow you to home in on specialty areas such as genomics and bioinformatics, health care analytics and social and behavioral science.

What to Expect

The classroom portion of our program includes 31 credits of coursework, and you can specialize in one of our diverse tracks:

  • Generalist
  • Genomics and bioinformatics
  • Health care analytics 
  • Social and behavioral science  

If you choose the full-time option, you'll spend fall and spring semester taking courses and summer semester working as an intern or in a practicum. Faculty mentors will help guide your course of study and you will gain practical experience through a faculty mentored practicum or mentored internship.


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Beyond the Classroom

You'll complete a faculty-mentored practicum or a mentored internship off campus in your third semester. Our faculty have connections to health systems, research institutes, and biotech companies in the region and across the country, and our students' internships often turn into full-time jobs. CWRU’s Enhancing Research and Industry Career Horizons Program (EnRICH) also provides additional career guidance and support.

By the Numbers


growth in employment in the field of statistics or biostatistics expected in the next 10 years, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


tracks in which you can specialize your studies


Biostatistics graduate program in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application
  • An essay highlighting your academic experience
  • GRE or MCAT scores from test taken within the last five years
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or IELTS is required for international students

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Ming Wang, PhD
Director of the MS Program in Biostatistics, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
School of Medicine

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