Biostatistics - Master of Science
The Master of Science (MS) degree is a natural entry point for students who are interested in pursuing a PhD degree or a career in research. Because of this orientation, the emphasis in the MS degree program is on building a strong foundation in a particular specialty field, along with the research methods important in that field.
To reflect this research and academic orientation, the MS degree ordinarily requires the preparation of a thesis, though it is available under a non-thesis option at the discretion of the division of specialization.
Students admitted to the MS degree program are assigned a faculty advisor who will provide guidance throughout the program. This document serves as a resource to be used by the student and the advisor in planning a program with a specialization in Biostatistics For detailed additional information about specific requirements, students are directed to the College of Public Health (CPH) Graduate Student Handbook and to the Graduate School Handbook (available online at http://www.gradsch.ohio-state.edu/).
The MS program with a specialization in Biostatistics presupposes a basic statistical background at the level of PUBHBIO 6210-6211.
Program of Study
The MS-Biostatistics curriculum consists of a minimum of 45 credits organized into four curricular domains:
1. Epidemiology requirement (3 credits)
2. Biostatistics specialization and Selective courses (27 credits)
3. Electives (12 credits)
4. Thesis (3 credits)