The Master of Science in Biostatistics teaches the foundations of research and the application of statistics in real-world data sets and health-related issues. As you develop the skills needed for a research- or academic-related career, you will collaborate with public health and clinical professionals to research and analyze problems in a wide range of health sciences, providing the evidence needed for critical clinical and policy decisions.
Our students become sought-after professionals because of the training and opportunities available at Ohio State. With connections to data projects across the university as well as opportunities to partner with external organizations for collaborative research, the master’s program in biostatistics helps make you more competitive in your career aspirations.
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Program of study
Develop research knowledge with faculty mentorship
Minimum credit hours: 45
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree; strong math education, especially in linear algebra and calculus; first course in probability and (applied) statistics
Program start: Autumn semester
Deadlines to apply
Master of Science application instruction
Review our application preparation recommendations prior to applying to the master’s program. When you’re ready, submit your application through SOPHAS. A supplemental Ohio State application will follow.