Pending WSCUC approval in fall 2023, this program will be offered entirely online.
The MS in Applied Biostatistics is designed for those wanting a competitive edge in a fast-growing professional field.
Biostatisticians play a critical role in a research team to help study design, quantitative data acquisition, management and analysis, interpretation, and presentation of research findings in biomedical and public health research fields. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of biostatistics has a projected growth rate of 33% from 2019-2029. With a degree in applied biostatistics, you will be prepared for a career in public or private health organizations, government health organizations, hospitals, universities, pharmaceutical companies, and health insurance companies, among others.
- You will work with faculty on cutting edge projects such as identifying causal gene and biological networks related to human complex diseases; identifying novel drug targets with integration of genomic and microbiome studies; and developing novel prevention strategies for metabolic diseases.
- You will participate in a field practical training with 200 hours of either practical research projects with CGU faculty or an outside internship experience.
- You will learn appropriate statistical approaches to analyze biomedical/public health data and gain practical experience in interpretation and communication of biostatistical concepts and pivotal aspects of student design, data management/analysis, results, and conclusions.
- You will develop solid programming and data management skills using common statistical software packages for data analysis.