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"With increased need for the data sciences and analytics applied to the health and biomedical fields, it is an exciting time to study and work in a quantitative field of biostatistics and to engage with others students and faculty interested in harnessing the power of data."
Elizabeth Malloy
Associate Professor
Are you interested in making vital contributions to the health and medical fields? AU’s professional science master’s program in biostatistics was designed for driven individuals like you. In our master’s degree program, you will:

  • Study the science of biostatistics applied to medical and health problem solving, with coursework in the management of health policies, big data, medical research, and entrepreneurship.
  • Collaborate with professors who are leaders in their fields.
  • Combine classroom and experiential learning as it relates to your career plans and goals.
As our world faces an increasing number of global health and environmental challenges, employment opportunities for graduates of our program are plentiful in a wide range of professional paths. Within six months of graduation, 95 percent of College of Arts and Sciences master's alumni are employed or pursuing further graduate study, with 50 percent making $50,000 a year or more.

Tomorrow’s leaders in biostatistics are being educated at American University today.

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Find your focus with one of our three specialization tracks: health policy, computational, or management. Internship and research opportunities are available to complement the chosen track.
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At AU, the city is our classroom. DC is home to renowned organizations and government entities at the heart of scientific innovation. We have unparalleled access to world-class research and regulatory institutions, prestigious internship opportunities, and memorable learning experiences.
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Designed for the working professional, our program can be completed in two years. Applications are accepted year round and students can take classes on a full-time or part-time basis. Most classes are held in the evening.
"Learning at AU is not just conducted behind the classroom desk. Through field work and research, students are continually challenged to apply the theories that they have learned in order to challenge assumptions, solve problems, and stimulate progress."
Grant Conway
Biostatistics Student