Biostatisticians use quantitative research to help protect public health. It’s a big role that’s getting bigger as public health issues persist and data proliferates. The world needs biostatisticians to do the specialized research and analysis that lead to solutions.

The accelerated master of science (MS) degree program offers the opportunity to students to complete the MS degree within one academic year plus an intervening summer. With a focus on modern challenges in statistical computing and big data as related to public health, the biostatistics MS program at UMass Amherst trains students in data management, data analysis, and statistical theory.

By pursuing an accelerated MS degree option, talented undergraduate students can speed up their path to finding a niche in this attractive and fast-growing job market.