Degrees

Are you in a major other than Biostatistics? Not sure which class to take first?
Read our Guide to Introductory Biostatistics Courses.

The following biostatistics degrees are available at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Doctoral (PhD)
The PhD in Biostatistics is a research-focused degree which takes approximately five years to complete. A Masters degree is not required for admission, and all PhD students receive a full tuition waiver plus a stipend.

Master of Science (MS)
The MS in Biostatistics takes two academic years for full-time students, but we also accept part-time students and will help plan a schedule for completing the MS.

Master of Public Health (MPH)
The MPH in Biostatistics requires that students meet the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) core competencies in five core public health areas.

4+1 Biostatistics (MS)
The 4+1 in Biostatistics is designed specifically for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in the School of Statistics in the U of MN College of Liberal Arts (CLA), providing them a unique opportunity to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years.

Minor in Biostatistics
Our Biostatistics minor is designed for students in non-biostatistics degree programs at the University of Minnesota. Minors are available for both master’s and doctoral degree-seeking students.

Applied Biostatistics Certificate, Online
Our online certificate is designed for people currently working as data managers or analysts, but who lack formal training in biostatistics and would like to gain relevant technical, mathematical and computational skills.

Summer Institute in Biostatistics
Running six weeks in June and July, the school’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) is designed to help you pursue a career in the field. SIBS provides participants with a foundation in biostatistics, epidemiology and statistical computing.

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