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Program Description

The M.S. in Biostatistics is designed to provide students with instruction and experience in data management and computing, statistical reasoning, scientific logic, data analysis, and data interpretation. These skills are essential to prepare students to work as biostatisticians or health data analysts in public and private research institutes, or the health care industry throughout Nebraska, the country, and the world. Students may also choose careers as scientists / data analysts in non-health care related industries, such as banking and insurance. The program curriculum is consistent with the core competencies of Biostatistics and strongly emphasizes the acquisition of applied skills and the theoretical mathematical foundations of Biostatistics. The primary focus is in the following areas of Biostatistics: study design; survival analysis; generalized linear models; longitudinal analysis; computing; and biostatistical learning (machine learning / AI). 

Biostatistics Core (8 courses/24 credits)
BIOS 801BIOSTATISTICS THEORY I3
BIOS 802BIOSTATISTICS THEORY II3
BIOS 810INTRODUCTION TO SAS PROGRAMMING3
BIOS 815BIOSTATISTICAL COMPUTING3
BIOS 818BIOSTATISTICAL LINEAR MODELS: METHODS AND APPLICATION3
BIOS 823CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS3
BIOS 824SURVIVAL DATA ANALYSIS3
Health Care Core (1 course/3 credits)
HPRO 830FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH3
Electives (9 credits - at least 6 Credits BIOS)
BIOS 825CORRELATED DATA ANALYSIS3
BIOS 835DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES3
EPI 845EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS3
EPI 945ANALYTICAL EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS 3
Total Credit Hours36