The MS-Plan B program 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.
The first year consists of three courses in applied biostatistics methods with extensive computing in SAS, two semesters of statistical theory, and a health science elective course. At the end of the first year, there is a written exam covering the two theory and three methods courses.
During the summer many students gain experience at an internship in industry or research.
In the second year, students take courses in clinical trials, analysis of survival data, plus three biostatistics electives.
The MS is completed with a project during the final semester.