Course Schedule | MS in Biostatistics

The following is an example of a master’s program course schedule for full-time and part-time students. Students usually complete the master’s program in 3 semesters as a full-time student. Part-time students may register for fewer credits per fall and spring semester.

Fall (Semester 1)

Course NameCredit(s)
BIST 500: Department Seminar 0
BIST 510: Probability and Sampling 3
BIST 511: Statistical Inference 3
BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software 2
BIST 541: Principles of Epidemiology 3
Total 11 Credits

Spring (Semester 2)

Course NameCredit(s)
BIST 500: Department Seminar 0
BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis 3
BIST 513: Survival Analysis 3
BIST 514: Linear Models and Multivariate Analysis 3
BIST 917: Practicum I* OR BIST 817: Special Topics I**1
Total 10 Credits

Summer

Internship (Encouraged for all full-time students)

Fall (Semester 3)

Course NameCredit(s)
BIST 500: Department Seminar 0
BIST 532: Machine Learning for Bioinformatics 3
BIST 540: Experimental Design/Clinical Trials 3
BIST 545: Quantitative Data Analysis & Reporting 2
BIST 595: Data Science 2
BIST 918: Practicum II* OR BIST 818: Special Topics II**1
Total 11 Credits

*Option 1 Path: Practicum I & II
**Option 2 Path: Special Topic I & II