What Is Biostatistics?
Biostatistics is the development and application of statistical methods for solving scientific problems in human biology, public health, and medicine. Biostatisticians work in close partnership with researchers across a wide array of scientific disciplines, and play an essential role in studies conducted to improve health outcomes. Using their expertise in research and statistics, biostatisticians extract meaning from complex data by designing biomedical studies, analyzing the data and putting the results in context for researchers.
Through the teaching and support of world-class faculty, graduates with a MS in Biostatistics from the U of MN School of Public Health are well-prepared to work as statistical collaborators and consultants in public and private organizations and research institutions locally, nationally and across the world.