MS in Biostatistics

MS in Biostatistics

New student orientation

Welcome to Fairbanks Public Health!

New student orientation activities and onboarding presentations are designed to assist you with transitioning into your graduate program and support you along the way until you graduate.  

Fall 2023 orientation 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 (in-person) 

All incoming graduate students will attend this orientation to receive important school and program information and meet with your concentration cohort and program director.

All orientation events will take place at the IUPUI Health Sciences Building, 1050 Wishard Blvd., Indianapolis, IN

Schedule of Events


Event Description

3:00 - 4:00 pmWelcome and Open House Events, 1st, 5th, 6th floors - building tours, head shots, giveaways, student org opportunities, and more
4:00 pmMaster's programs Graduate Student Panel, Room 5000- Current students will share their experiences and insights for navigating graduate school successfully
5:00 pmDean's Welcome Dinner, 1st floor - BBQ with vegetarian options available (RSVP required by August 8- email invitation sent)
6:15 pmMaster of Science in Biostatistics Program Student Orientation, Room 5000


Important resources

One.IU is the front door to all online services at IUPUI. From One.IU, students are able to perform tasks such as register for courses, view unofficial transcripts and view bursar account information. 

Instructions for creating your IUPUI username and passphrase can be viewed on the University Information Technology Services (UITS) website. Once we receive your IUPUI email address it will be added to our student listserv. It is important that you check your student email account regularly. All departmental communications will be distributed via this account. As a student, you can have your IUPUI email address forwarded to an existing personal (i.e. Gmail or Yahoo) email address. Please access the UITS website for instructions on forwarding email.

When your enrollment date and time comes, you’ll use the Student Center in One.IU to register for classes.

Canvas supports teaching and learning, committees, projects, research, and portfolios for Indiana University's community of students, faculty, and staff. This tool will allow instructor to post assignments, grades and syllabus. Note: information and course content will be available on Canvas as soon as an instructor publishes the course.

What is Canvas, and how can I get help with it?

The IU CrimsonCard is free to all enrolled students on the IUPUI campus and is required for all students at IUPUI. You will need to go to the Campus Card Services office located in the IUPUI Campus Center. If you have any questions, you can contact 317-274-5177. When obtaining your CrimsonCard you must present proof of identification and student status (i.e. copy of registration). It is very important that you obtain a CrimsonCard because you may need it to enter certain buildings in the evening, purchase textbooks, food, checkout library materials and other items on campus. 

Students can purchase an “ST” parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services located at 1004 West Vermont Street (second entrance), 317-274-4232. 

Use the official calendar to find out the semester’s most important dates—including the first day of class, the last day you can drop a class with an automatic W, refund dates, and more.

For information regarding refunds, billing due dates, how to pay a bill, payment options, master fee rate listings, tuition/fee estimation, as well as many other services please visit the Office of the Bursar. If you have questions specific to your account that cannot be answered online you can reach the Office of the Bursar at or 317-274-2451.

The Office of Student Financial Aid Services administers federal, state, university, and private funds in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study part-time employment. To ask specific questions regarding your account, the Office of Student Financial Services can be reached at or 317-274-4162.

The Fairbanks School of Public Health walks you through everything you need to know about scholarships, grants, and loans.

Public Health courses are located in several buildings across campus. Please be advised to check One.IU, your IUPUI email, or the CANVAS course site before the first day of class to find the location.

Building locations can be searched on the IUPUI interactive campus map.

Registration for classes

  • STAT 51900 Introduction to Probability or STAT 51600 Basic Probability Applications
  • PBHL B571 Biostatistics Method I-Linear Model in Public Health
  • PBHL B581 Biostatistics Computing and/or PBHL B552 Fundamentals of Data Management