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The Master of Science in Biostatistics program consists of 36 credit hours, including collaborative research experience, annual evaluations and the successful completion of the master's general examination. This program is normally completed within two years of admission, although up to  seven years is allowed.

Our master's degree graduates are prepared to function as biostatisticians or biostatistical consultants, gaining an extensive understanding of biostatistical theory and practice. When you complete the program, you should be proficient in the application of statistical methods to one or more areas in the health sciences. 

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Upon completion of the master's degree program, graduates will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of statistical theory and practice as applicable in health sciences.
  • Take a leadership role in the design and implementation of a health science project. 
  • Assume responsibility for the design and implementation of analyses for health science investigations.
  • Assist with the design and implementation of data management systems for large health science studies.
  • Prepare reports and publications resulting from health science studies. 
    Serve as an advocate for good statistical design in health science investigations. 

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  • March 1: summer application deadline
  • March 1: fall application deadline
  • September 1: spring application deadline

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KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Biostatistics & Data Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1026
Kansas City, KS 66160