Campuses:
Twin Cities Campus
Biostatistics M.S.School of Public Health  Adm
School of Public Health
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (6126263500 OR 18007748636)
Email:
sphask@umn.edu
Website: http://www.sph.umn.edu
Along with the programspecific requirements listed below, please read the
General Information section of
this
website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The biostatistics MS prepares graduates to collaborate with researchers across a wide array of scientific disciplines in the design of biomedical studies, development of statistical tools, and the analysis of data.
Program Delivery
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program
is 3.10.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
The admissions committee reviews applicants according to their record of academic achievement, demonstrated academic potential, letters of recommendation, background and experience, and other factors. GPA and standardized test scores provide competitive points of preference for admission but are not alone decisive in the admissions review. At least three semesters of calculus (including multivariable calculus) and one semester of linear algebra, as well as a year (two semesters) of coursework in undergraduatelevel probability and mathematical statistics are recommended. Experience with a programming language (e.g., R, Java, C, Python) and exposure to applied statistics is helpful, but not required.
Special Application Requirements:
Applications are accepted for fall semester admission only.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
Key to test
abbreviations
(GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the
General Information section of this
website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires
20
major credits,
0
credits outside the major,
and
10
thesis credits.
The final exam is oral.
Plan B: Plan B requires
33
major credits and
0
credits outside the major.
The final exam is oral.
A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:PubH 7494, Integrated Learning Experience, 3 credits
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00
is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed
before filing a Degree Program Form.
Courses must be taken A/F, unless offered only S/N.
Biostatistics Plan A Requirements (30 credits)
Required Coursework (2 credits)
PUBH 6250  Foundations of Public Health
(2.0 cr)
Biostatistics Courses (12 credits)
Select 12 credits in consultation with advisor.
PUBH 7405  Biostatistics: Regression
(4.0 cr)
PUBH 7406  Advanced Regression and Design
(4.0 cr)
PUBH 7420  Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7430  Statistical Methods for Correlated Data
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7440  Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7445  Statistics for Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7450  Survival Analysis
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7460  Advanced Statistical Computing
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7461  Exploring and Visualizing Data in R
(2.0 cr)
PUBH 7462  Advanced Programming and Data Analysis in R
(2.0 cr)
PUBH 7465  Biostatistics Consulting
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7470  Study Designs in Biomedical Research
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7475  Statistical Learning and Data Mining
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7485  Methods for Causal Inference
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 8422  Modern Nonparametrics
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 8445  Statistics for Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 8472  Spatial Biostatistics
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 8475  Statistical Learning and Data Mining
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 8485  Methods for Causal Inference
(3.0 cr)
Electives (6 credits)
Complete 6 credits in consultation with advisor.
MATH 5615H  Honors: Introduction to Analysis I
(4.0 cr)
MATH 5616H  Honors: Introduction to Analysis II
(4.0 cr)
STAT 5101  Theory of Statistics I
(4.0 cr)
STAT 5102  Theory of Statistics II
(4.0 cr)
STAT 5401  Applied Multivariate Methods
(3.0 cr)
STAT 5601  Nonparametric Methods
(3.0 cr)
STAT 8101  Theory of Statistics 1
(3.0 cr)
STAT 8102  Theory of Statistics 2
(3.0 cr)
Plan A Thesis (10 credits)
PUBH 8777  Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.018.0 cr)
Biostatistics Plan B Requirements (33 credits)
In consultation with advisor, Plan B students complete 33 credits.
Biostatistics Core (14 credits)
PUBH 7405  Biostatistics: Regression
(4.0 cr)
PUBH 7406  Advanced Regression and Design
(4.0 cr)
PUBH 7420  Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7450  Survival Analysis
(3.0 cr)
Public Health Foundations (2 credits)
PUBH 6250  Foundations of Public Health
(2.0 cr)
Biostatistics Electives (8 credits)
Plan B students complete courses in consultation with advisor to meet the 33credit minimum.
GEOG 5561  Principles of Geographic Information Science
(4.0 cr)
GIS 5571  ArcGIS I
(3.0 cr)
MATH 5615H  Honors: Introduction to Analysis I
(4.0 cr)
MATH 5616H  Honors: Introduction to Analysis II
(4.0 cr)
PUBH 7430  Statistical Methods for Correlated Data
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7440  Introduction to Bayesian Analysis
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7445  Statistics for Human Genetics and Molecular Biology
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7460  Advanced Statistical Computing
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7461  Exploring and Visualizing Data in R
(2.0 cr)
PUBH 7462  Advanced Programming and Data Analysis in R
(2.0 cr)
PUBH 7465  Biostatistics Consulting
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7470  Study Designs in Biomedical Research
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7475  Statistical Learning and Data Mining
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 7485  Methods for Causal Inference
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 8422  Modern Nonparametrics
(3.0 cr)
PUBH 8472  Spatial Biostatistics
(3.0 cr)
STAT 5401  Applied Multivariate Methods
(3.0 cr)
STAT 5601  Nonparametric Methods
(3.0 cr)
WRIT 5051  Graduate Research Writing for International Students
(3.0 cr)
WRIT 5052  Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for NonNative Speakers of English
(3.0 cr)
Plan B Project (3 credits)
PUBH 7494  Integrative Learning Experience: Biostatistics
(1.03.0 cr)


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