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MS Professional Science: Biostatistics

AU's three-track Professional Science Master's in Biostatistics is unique in offering Health Policy along with Computational and Management Tracks. Local internship opportunities and training in workforce skills of project management, communication, policy development, and entrepreneurship prepare students for direct entry into non-profit, government, and research careers abundant in the DC area and worldwide.

Researcher at microscope.

Six Reasons to Apply

  • Robust career outlook: Public and private institutions around the world continually seek health-oriented biostatisticians, provide secure employment, and offer high rates of compensation.
  • Supportive Faculty with expertise including spatial statistics and disease surveillance, theory and methodology of sequential analysis, stochastic modeling of biophysical processes, mathematical evolutionary biology, and statistical models for environmental effects on health.
  • The only Professional Science Master's Biostatistics Program in the country combining Health Policy, Computational, and Management Tracks: our program lets you tailor coursework in statistics, biology, public health, business/management, big data analysis, and scientific computing according to your own interests and career goals.
  • You will be surrounded by a vibrant international group of students, like you, on our beautiful campus located in Washington, DC, the heart of American science, business, and culture.
  • Diverse opportunities for local biostatistics internships and summer work leading to permanent job offers: students are prepared for positions with public health organizations, government policy agencies, medical research institutions, big data research centers, genome research institutions, census and health record centers, public and private hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, medical software companies, medical device manufactures, environmental companies, insurance companies, consulting firms, international health organizations, and more.
  • Flexible scheduling and curriculum:
    Start the program in spring or fall semester.

    Be a full-time student (4 semesters + 1 summer) or a part-time student (4 semesters + 3 summers or 5 semesters + 2 summers).

    Work while studying: most classes are offered late afternoon or evening.

    In addition to an internship,you can choose a research project and/or consulting to complete your Capstone Experiential.


Image: Researcher looking through a microscope (detail), by Rhonda Baer.