Department of
Biostatistics
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
Master of Science in Biostatistics (30 credits)

Students seeking the MS in Biostatistics degree must complete 30 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than six (6) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within four years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

PREREQUISITES

  • 3 credits in college biology, human behavior, social or health science
  • 3 credits in college calculus
  • Demonstration of computer competence

CORE COURSES (6 credits)

  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0508 - Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (1 credit)
  • PHCO 0510 - Issues in Health Education and Behavioral Science (1 credit)
  • PHCO 0511 - Issues in Health Care Systems and Policy (1 credit)

REQUIRED COURSES (18 credits)

Note: Students should review the Course Descriptions for specific information about prerequisites required for required courses and recommended electives.

  • BIST 0535 - Biometrics Computing
  • BIST 0610 - Advanced Regression Methods for Public Health Studies
  • BIST 0613 - Biostatistics Theory I (or 16:960:592 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • BIST 0614 - Biostatistics Theory II (or 16:960:593 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis

    -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • BIST 0616 - Lifetime Data Analysis
  • BIST 0650 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis

RESEARCH (0 credits)

  • RESH 0600 - Master of Science Research

Recommended Elective Courses (6 credits)

  • BIST 0630 - Sampling Methods
  • BIST 0655 - Biocomputing II
  • BIST 0660 - Clinical Trial: Design and Analysis of Medical Experiments
  • BIST 0687 - Biostatistics for Environmental and Occupational Health
  • BIST 0688 - Statistical Methods in Genetics
  • BIST 9619 - Design of Experiments
  • BIST 9655 - Nonparametric Statistics

Other Requirements

  • Qualifying Examination
  • Presentation at one Department of Biostatistics seminar