Career Possibilities

Upon completion of the M.S. in Biostatistics program, the majority of our students have found full-time positions at private, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies and contractors. Others have gone on to pursue further graduate education in Ph.D. programs or even M.D. programs.

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After earning an MS in Biostatistics, where have alumni found employment? 
Where have alumni 
pursued advanced graduate degrees?

(private, non-profit, government agencies, academic, research or contractors)

(advanced graduate degrees, Ph.D.
or M.D. programs)

  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Novartis
  • AbbVie
  • Pfizer
  • Bristol Myers-Squibb
  • US Census Bureau

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital

  • Moffit Cancer Center

  • Cleveland Clinic

  • The EMMES Corporation

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

  • Columbia HeartSource
  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Blue Health Intelligence
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Cardiovascular Research Foundation
  • Evidera
  • Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Duke University - Department of Medicine
  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

  • Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc.
  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH)
  • Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
  • The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc.,
    Center for Prostate Disease Research
  • The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc., Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • MedStar Health
  • Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics, Georgetown University

  • Parexel International
  • Biosystems at BioReliance
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Insilico Medicine
  • Axio Research
  • Zifo Research and Development
  • Georgetown University

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • New York University (NYU)

  • Brown University

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Columbia University
  • University of North Carolina (UNC) - Chapel Hill
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Miami
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)   
  • Boston University
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Rochester
  • State University of New York (SUNY) - Buffalo
  • State University of New York (SUNY) - Stony Brook

  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Texas (UT) Southwestern
  • George Washington University
  • Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health), School of Public Health
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Vanderbilt University

  • Drexel University
  • Temple University

  • George Mason University
  • University of Nebraska
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

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Opportunities with a MS in Biostatistics

Our DBBB Alumni have gone on different career paths after earning a MS in Biostatistics.  With a biostatistics background, alumni have worked in a variety of areas whether in private research, business, government agencies or healthcare.

Recent Alumni Career Paths  Recent Alumni Employment Areas

Note: Graphs reflect returned survey responses from MS alumni who graduated between 2015-2017, as of April 2018.