Master of Science in Biostatistics
100% Online Degree
Ongoing innovation in a variety of industries creates the need for skilled statisticians and bioinformatics professionals to drive evidence-based decisions in medicine, nursing, public health, commerce, and engineering. The online Master of Science in Biostatistics program at UofL equips professionals to meet this growing demand by providing state-of-the-art training in designing research studies and applying modern statistical analysis.
With a forward-thinking and 100% online curriculum, this program is available and accessible to a diverse population of applicants from all backgrounds and industries. If you have a bachelor's degree in any field and dream of a career in biostatistics, statistics or data science, contact an enrollment counselor now to find out how to take the next step toward achieving your goals.
School of Public Health & Information Science
Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
100% online (available internationally)
12 courses (32 credit hours)
$714 per credit hour
- Rigorous statistical analysis program emphasizing medical, dental, nursing and healthcare applications, with applicability across countless other industries
- Extensive training in statistical computing and data management in the SAS, SPSS, and R statistical software programs
- Open to individuals with a bachelor’s degree in any field with some exposure to quantitative background. See FAQs for more details.
- Past successful applicants to our program have held bachelor’s degrees in variety of disciplines, including but not limited to biology, chemistry, economics, engineering, journalism, music and psychology.
- Quantitative background requirement can be met through completion of four online Math Tools courses (taken in the summer before your degree) — visit the Apply Now page or contact us for more information.
- One of the only comprehensive biostats programs in the nation
- 100% employment rate for alumni of the face-to-face program
- Can be completed in as few as 3 semesters
- Transfer up to 6 credits from a regionally-accredited institution
Biostatistical analysis is in high demand in a variety of sectors. Graduates pursue their careers with:
- Pharmaceutical corporations
- Medical researchers
- Government agencies (FDA, NIH, Census Bureau)
- Universities and research institutions
- Hospitals and cancer centers
In 2016, statisticians earned a median annual salary of $80,500 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The field is projected to experience a staggering 34% growth rate from 2014-2024.