Master of Science in Biostatistics

You will have hands-on learning opportunities right outside our doors through our connections with the IU School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, the Indiana State Department of Health, the NCAA headquarters, Eli Lilly, the state’s top health systems, and so many more.

Together, these advantages will provide you with the foundation you need to be a highly competitive candidate for today’s biostatistics jobs.

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2021 Median Pay

  • $95,570 per year

Best 100 Jobs, 2022

  • #8 according to US News & World Report
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2021 Median Pay

  • $105,900 per year

Best 100 Jobs, 2022

  • #20 according to US News & World Report

Mathematicians and Statisticians

2021 Median Pay

  • $96,280 per year

Job Outlook, 2020-2030

  • 33% (Much faster than average)
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All MS in Biostatistics candidates must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 36 credits. The curriculum includes required public health courses, biostatistics core courses, and biostatistics electives courses.

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The biostatistics department is unique within IU Indianapolis because it resides within two schools, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the IU School of Medicine. The department is home to faculty pursuing research in the early progression of Huntington disease, developing biostatistical methods to support implementation science in the HIV treatment ‘cascade,’ and studying concussions in partnership with the NCAA.

Master of Science in Biostatistics acting program director: Dr. William Fadel

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