The department offers both a thesis option and a non-thesis option within the MS degree in Biostatistics.
Under both plans, students must have or acquire a knowledge of the material in Biostatistics 211, attend the regular colloquium series and participate in the Statistics Student Association Journal Club as part of their training. The comprehensive examination covers knowledge acquired in the core courses of the program.
This is a 30-hour program requiring 24 semester-hours of course work. The program must include:
This is a 33-hour program requiring 30 semester-hours of course work. The program must include:
Under the non-thesis option, students will be expected to take major responsibility for a comprehensive data analysis or methodological research project, and are encouraged to present the results from the project.