Format: In-Class only

The MS in Biostatistics is offered by the Department of Biostatistics.

The MS in Biostatistics provides a balance between theory and application, the perspective being the role of statistics and modeling in scientific research. The objective is to produce research-oriented scientists who anticipate a career performing data management and statistical analysis. The MS program is also an appropriate program to prepare students to enter the Biostatistics PhD program.

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Applicants should have a strong academic record and meet the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health. In addition, the applicant's prior collegiate curriculum must include a three-semester sequence of calculus or equivalent and linear algebra. Proficiency in computing is preferred, as are additional advanced mathematics courses, e.g., differential equations, advanced calculus including special functions, and complex analysis. Some background in the natural sciences would be helpful.

The Department of Biostatistics admits MS students in the fall term each year. Interested students should apply online through the UAB Graduate School.

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