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Master of Science in Biostatistics (MSB)

The Master of Science in Biostatistics provides graduate biostatistics training for students who intend to plan, direct and execute health research and/or analyze health data.

Properly trained, collaborative biostatisticians are in high demand. They often serve as a link or a node, tying multiple fields of application together and using data analyses to answer impactful research questions.”

Jody D. Ciolino, PhD
Associate Professor
Program Director, Master of Biostatistics
Department of Preventive Medicine - Biostatistics
Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC)
Northwestern University Data Analysis and Coordinating Center (NUDACC)
Jody D. Ciolino, PhD


The program has three concentration options address a variety of student goals: Population Health Analytics, Statistical Bioinformatics and Statistical Methods and Practice.

Program Length: One year (full-time); two years (part-time)

Program Size: An average of 10 students per year

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Eligibility and Program Requirements

For information on requirements and eligibility, please visit the program website's Admissions page.