Master of Science in Biostatistics

Master of Science in Biostatistics

The Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics provides a solid grounding in study design and data collection, management, and analysis, as well as appropriate interpretation and communication of study findings. Graduates will have competencies in three areas, public health, biostatistics, and data management and computation.

Through this program, students receive highly focused training in statistical theory and biostatistical methods, with an emphasis on application in a broad array of health sciences. Students are trained to be professional biostatisticians who are well qualified for employment in government and private health agencies, industry and research institutes. The MS program also serves as excellent preparation for doctoral programs in biostatistics.


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.

MS in Biostatistics Curriculum


The Biostatistics department is unique within IUPUI 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 program Director: Ying Zhang, PhD

Biostatistics Faculty


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MS in Biostatistics Competencies


MS in Biostatistics students are admitted for matriculation in the fall of each year. The MS program does not accept applications for admission in the spring term. The application deadlines are:

  • International Application Deadline: April 15
  • U.S. Application Deadline: June 1

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