Key Highlights of the Program

  • Didactic coursework with 24 hours of core coursework and 9 hours of elective coursework.
  • MS Comprehensive Exam
  • A Capstone Project or Thesis applicable to the health sciences
  • Our graduates have gone on to work at the government agencies such as the EPA, insurance companies including Humana and BlueCross and BlueShield, academic institutions including Emory, Medical University of South Carolina, Georgia Southern University, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies such as WL Gore and Associates.

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Santu Ghosh, PhD
Program Director


About The Program 


The Master of Science degree with a Major in Biostatistics provides an intensive exposure to the wide range of ideas, methodologies, and techniques needed to perform as a statistician who designs data collection from experiments, observational studies, and clinical trials and analyzes and reports these data, extracting information stored in various forms. The application focus is on medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health science, laboratory science, and other biological disciplines.

In training students to support collaborative research in the biomedical sciences, the Master of Science program builds on, and contributes to, the Medical College of Georgia's (MCG) growing reputation as a premier health sciences university. Its focus on statistics applied to health professions distinguishes it from most graduate statistics programs and prepares its graduates for rewarding careers in this increasingly important field.

Meet The Interim Chair

Jie Chen, PhD  Program Director

"We train our Master’s students to use applied statistical methods to support collaborative research and perform consulting projects in the biomedical and health sciences. All of our Master’s students work closely with their advisors in their projects! We look forward to welcoming you to our growing MS program in Biostatistics!"
 Jie Chen, PhD

Student Profile | Kathryn McDonald

Kathryn McDonald running tests

“The program's emphasis on research and focus on real-world applications, particularly the explosion of availability of medical data, provides an environment for innovation in the analysis and management of data.” 

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