Master of Science in Biostatistics Program By School of Public Health and Information Sciences University of Louisville |Top Universities
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Apr, Jul

The Master of Science (MS) degree prepares students for careers as professional biostatisticians in industry, government, or academia. Students in our program receive training in:

Design of research studies, with particular focus on clinical trials
Data management and statistical computing
Modern descriptive, graphical, and inferential statistical methods, with focus on generating statistical results meaningful to lay audiences
Communication and collaboration with scientific investigators
Foundational statistical theory and basic research in statistical methodology
Bioinformatics and advanced computational techniques

Both the Standard and Bioinformatics Tracks for the MS in Biostatistics are 30-credit hour programs, which can be completed in as few as three semesters. The Standard Track is offered both face-to-face and fully online, while the Bioinformatics track is face-to-face only. Students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in biostatistics are encouraged to declare for the Thesis Track and write and defend a thesis (not offered online; face-to-face only).

We accept students with bachelor's degrees in diverse fields, but background coursework in calculus (particularly multivariable calculus) is necessary for admission and successful completion of our curriculum. Consult our program document for more details.

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The University of Louisville is situated in Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky. Ranked third among the ‘Great Affordable College Towns in the US’ by Great Value Colleges, Louisville is the headquarter of healthcare providers including Norton Healthcare, KentuckyOne Health, Kindred Healthcare, Humana Inc., etc. providing many career opportunities for healthcare professionals. Louisville is also a significant manufacturing center which includes two Ford plants and General Electric Appliances. Louisville is also the birthplace of legendary boxer Mohammad Ali and home of Kentucky Derby.



The University of Louisville is known for many things, most notably, its history of innovations in the Medical field. Foe example, it opened the first trauma center in 1911; carried out the first auto blood transfusion in 1935; the first pap smear in 1970; completed the first self-contained artificial heart transplant in 2001. Its contributions towards healthcare research are also highly commendable.



Louisville proudly sports a 5-star rating from Campus Pride for its LGBTQ-friendliness, demonstrating the university’s desire to meet the needs of all its students, no matter their gender or sexual expression.

UofL has also been awarded the highest sustainable rating in Kentucky by Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).



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