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Biostatistics (MS)  Master's


What is Biostatistics (MS) at WVU like?


The MS in Biostatistics program is for students who want to merge their interest in analytics and programming with their interest in health research. Students should have a background in a quantitative field (e.g., mathematics, statistics, computer science), an interest in programming, and a desire to apply their skills in the areas of medicine or public health.

The Master of Science in Biostatistics program focuses on training students to design studies, and to model and interpret data arising from research in health and medicine. MS Biostatisticians collaborate with researchers through the application of statistical and computational methods to clinical studies, electronic medical records, chart reviews and other health-related data sources. They work as part of a team to help health experts arrive at evidence-based conclusions about disease and health risks in an effort to improve population health.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: June 15

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What are the requirements to apply for Biostatistics (MS) at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Biostatistics (MS) graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional application considerations:

  • Course experience including: Multivariable Calculus (WVU MATH 251) If you do not meet the minimum qualifications for the program, please reach out and we will work a plan of study for you that includes the math courses you need.

  • The GRE is optional and applications will be reviewed holistically with or without the GRE score

Applications that are incomplete or are submitted after the deadline may be reviewed if openings remain.

International Applicants must also submit the materials outlined here.

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