Master of Science in Biostatistics
The Master of Science in Biostatistics is an applied one-year program intended for quantitative students seeking training in applied biostatistics. The program emphasizes applications and understanding of statistical concepts rather than theoretical and mathematical principles. The program is meant to be a terminal degree providing students with the necessary background for applying biostatistical practices in real-world settings. Students will acquire the necessary foundation and gain practical skills that can be applied immediately to a variety of data settings, which includes, but is not limited to, the biological life sciences, public health, medical studies, and health services research.
The degree consists of thirty-three credits covering introductory probability, biostatistics, introductory epidemiology, and public health, computing, clinical trials, introductory survival analysis, and introductory mathematical statistics. Enrichment is provided by a statistical practicum and a seminar course.
I decided to attend the University of Miami due to the biostatistical expertise of the faculty. I felt I could receive a quality education and opportunities while also getting more personal attention to further cultivate my career path. What I enjoy most about Miami is the diversity; while I learned things in the classroom, I also learned from the culture and the people around me.
Jill Steinmetz, MS