Master of Science in Biostatistics

Earn Your Master of Science in Biostatistics

Prospective Student,

Welcome to the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. We’re proud to be home to the only Master of Science in Biostatistics degree in Indiana. Did you know that Fortune magazine ranked the MS in Biostatistics the best graduate degree for jobs in 2017?

The fact that we offer the only MS in Biostatistics in the state is just one of many reasons you should consider this program. There’s also the fact that we’re part of a School of Public Health located on Indiana’s premiere health and life sciences campus. Here, you will discover exceptional faculty, nationally-recognized research, exciting study abroad options, an amazing network of alumni and mentors, and exposure to top visiting experts. And because we’re located in the center of a thriving metropolitan city, you’ll 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 solid foundation needed to be a highly competitive candidate for today’s most interesting and meaningful biostatistics jobs.

Please explore the information on our website, including detailed information on our program, to learn more about what makes the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health the ideal place to pursue your Master of Science in Biostatistics.

Have questions? Contact us. We’re here to help.

Ying Zhang, PhD
Professor and Director of Graduate Education, Biostatistics

MS Biostatistics Program Information

450%Increase in enrollment in our MS in Biostatistics between 2014 and 2015

34% BLS projected job growth for Statisticians

$35 - 65kStarting salaries for biostatistians according to American Statistical Association

Why Choose Us For Your MS in Biostatistics Degree?

  1. We’re the only MS in Biostatistics program in Indiana.
  2. We have an outstanding faculty.
  3. We’re flexible enough to accommodate both full-time and part-time students.
  4. Our close proximity to top researchers, the largest health systems in Indiana, Eli Lilly, the NCAA, the Indiana statehouse, and the Indiana State Department of Health gives our students unparalleled opportunities to gain hands on experience through experiential learning, internships, and capstone projects.
  5. Our Study Abroad programs offers opportunities to gain new perspectives by studying in Europe, Latin and South American, Asia and Africa.
  6. We offer outstanding Career Services support to our students and alumni. We don’t just help you get the degree, we also help you land the job of your dreams.