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The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Biostatistics, created in 2013, trains students to understand and apply statistical methodology for data modeling and analysis as it arises in research in the health sciences. The coursework is designed to be completed in two academic years (four semesters), and students are encouraged to use the summer to gain Biostatistics-related experience through internships and similar work experiences. Learn more about the Department of Biostatistics and the MS in Biostatistics program online.

Career Profile

An M.S. in Biostatistics prepares biostatisticians to work in the pharmaceutical industry, governmental agencies, contract research organizations, consulting firms or within research institutes and departments at universities. Our graduates also are prepared to pursue a Ph.D. in Biostatistics or related disciplines.

Read more about our alumni on our department webpage.

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and preferred GPA of 3.4 for quantitative courses (official transcripts required of highest degree obtained).

Course experience: Multivariable calculus (equivalent to WVU MATH 251), Matrix or elementary linear algebra (equivalent to WVU MATH 343), Knowledge of a programming language

WVU application, statement of purpose, three letters of recommendation, resume/CV

Program Application Test Requirements

GRE (minimum at 155 quantitative, 150 verbal, and 3.5 for analytical writing)

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​April 1

Fall Deadline

July 1​

Spring Priority

​Do Not Admit

Summer Priority

​Do Not Admit

Salary Range

$65,000-118,000 (0-5 years of experience)

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

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