Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Each track in the MS in Biostatistics Program curriculum consists of at least 34 credits which must be completed in one full-time academic year. In addition to coursework, students will complete a capstone project in each term.

For the Theory and Methods Track, students will earn a grade of B or higher in two semesters of college-level calculus and at least one college-level linear algebra course.

For the Clinical Applications Track, students will earn a grade of B or higher in at least one semester of college-level calculus and one college-level linear algebra course, and applicants must be clinical professionals. If an applicant hasn’t yet taken a college-level linear algebra course as an undergraduate, upon acceptance to the program, they will have to successfully complete this course prior to enrollment.


  • Students will be asked to declare a Capstone mentor and a project by February 15.

  • Capstone Declaration Form should be completed by each student and signed by their Capstone Mentor.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students need to complete the entire sequence of courses to graduate.

  • Students need to successfully complete a Capstone before the year ends by graduation.

Standards for Maintaining Satisfactory Progress

MS in Biostatistics students maintain satisfactory progress by:

  • Matriculating on a full-time basis

  • Maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  • Meeting with faculty advisors at least twice in the fall term, and at least once per term thereafter

  • Completing a least 34 graduate credits for the Master of Science in Biostatistics degree

  • Completing all requirements for the Master of Science in Biostatistics degree including successful completion of the capstone project within the requirements of the Program


Each student will be assigned to a full-time faculty member for the year based upon their research goals.

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