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This program will prepare you to:

  • Collaborate in the design of research studies
  • Address research questions through analysis or simulation
  • Draw inferences from data and communicate them
  • Write programs in two or more statistical packages

The M.S. requires 7 core courses, 4 electives, and a final project. The first year consists of three courses in Biostatistics methods, two semesters of statistical theory, plus a Health Science elective course. After the first year, there is a written exam covering the two theory and three methods courses. In the second year are courses in clinical trials, and analysis of survival data, plus three Biostatistics electives. Students complete the final project during their final semester.

  • Biostatistics: Regression
  • Theory of Statistics I
  • One Health Science elective
  • Biostatistics : ANOVA and Design
  • Analysis of Categorical Data
  • Theory of Statistics II
  • M.S. Written Examination
  • Survival Analysis
  • Two Biostatistics electives


Program requirements

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health requires applicants to submit the following within the SOPHAS application:Statement of Purpose and Objectives describing the reasons for your interest in public health, your intended program of study, the University of Minnesota SPH and your career goals.Resume or C.V.Official transcripts from each U.S. college or university attended must be sent from that institution directly to SOPHAS. This includes a University of Minnesota transcript (if applicable). Do not send transcripts to the University of Minnesota.Official GRE scores3 letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references. Letters should be provided in Sophas. Do not have letters of recommendation sent to the University of Minnesota.Prospective applicants should have taken at least:Three semesters of calculus (including multivariable calculus)One semester of linear algebra English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL iBT® test: 100

There is no specific application form for divisional financial aid awards, as all admitted students are automatically considered. First consideration for aid is given to students who submit application materials by Dec. 1. Applications submitted after Dec. 1 may be placed on a waiting list for financial aid.

Accreditation

The University of Minnesota School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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