Students in the M.S. in Biostatistics, Clinical Research and Biostatistics Concentration program have a variety of backgrounds. While many of our graduates hold the M.D. degree, we have also had students with Pharm. D., D.D.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Most students in the program enroll on a part-time basis. Taking one course in each of the fall, spring and summer semesters, part-time students can complete the degree requirements in fewer than four years.
Traditionally, we have two to four M.S. in Biostatistics, Clinical Research and Biostatistics Concentration students in our graduate program at any given time. As illustrated in the courses sub-heading, these students are required to take at least three and possibly more courses with our Ph.D. and M.S. in Biostatistics students. The interaction between Clinical Research and Biostatistics students with “real world” clinical experience and our Biostatistics students with mathematical, statistical or computer science backgrounds is productive and mutually beneficial.
Our first student completed the M.S. in Biostatistics, Clinical Research and Biostatistics Concentration program in 2001. We now have 31 graduates, most of whom hold faculty appointments in academic medical centers.