Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program prepares highly qualified individuals with advanced research skills to undertake public health research responsibilities. The program provides a basic theoretical foundation for applied research in Public Health, and biostatistics research related to measuring and investigating contemporary biomedical and public health problems.

M.S. applicants are accepted with backgrounds in the quantitative sciences and from associated fields who have career interests in biostatistics and public health. The program provides a strong quantitative basis for understanding statistical methods, focusing on applications in epidemiology, biology, genomics, public health, and health sciences.

The degree program is generally completed in two to four semesters. A range between 30 and 45 credits is required, including either a 6-credit thesis or a qualifying exam.