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Rigorous, fast-paced statistical analysis and research training.


The Master of Science in Biostatistics is a one-year, full-time master’s program through Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine at our downtown Chicago campus. The program provides graduate biostatistics training for students who intend to plan, direct and execute health research and/or analyze health data.

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Our curriculum's three concentration options (Population Health Analytics, Statistical Bioinformatics and Statistical Methods & Practice) address a variety of student goals.

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I am a faculty member of Northwestern University, and I was a part-time student at the Master of Science in Biostatistics program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. I got systemic training in biostatistics and epidemiology. Those knowledges greatly enhanced my job as a medical researcher. Additionally, I also met a lot of friendly teachers, staff and classmates in this program.

— Kai Lin, MD, MS
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My experience in the MS program provided a solid foundation for a career in biostatistics. As a student, I had the opportunity to participate in collaborative research, and the faculty were extremely supportive throughout the program and beyond. Now that I am working as a statistical analyst, I fully realize the value of my MS degree and feel that it thoroughly prepared me to be working in this role.

— Megan McCabe, MS
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Since the program is normally one year for full-time students, I was initially nervous about how the program would be paced. However, being surrounded by supportive and organized faculty made those worries disappear. I had a fantastic and challenging experience while being a student in the MS-Biostatistics program, and I knew I would be successful after graduating.

— Brandon Hyde, MS
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Northwestern’s MS in Biostatistics program provides an invaluable combination of a fast-paced and challenging academic environment paired with unrivaled faculty support. I was continually impressed by the faculty’s enthusiasm to discuss ideas or provide advice. Small class sizes and regular check-ins fostered a niche community that was instrumental in guiding me through the program to my career goals.

— Shoshanna (Shanna) Jiang, MS
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CEPH Accredited

Our program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), an independent agency dedicated to assuring excellence in public health education. Visit the CEPH site to learn more about the accreditation process.

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