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Master of Science - Biostatistics Concentration

The MS with a concentration in Biostatistics is a two-year program that provides training in clinical trials, epidemiologic methodology, implementation science, statistical genetics, and mathematical models for infectious diseases. Students have a choice of two pathways: the Biostatistics Standard Pathway or the Biostatistics Implementation and Prevention Science Methods Pathway. Applicants apply to the MS in Biostatistics and if admitted will have until the spring term of their first year to choose which pathway they wish to follow. In contrast to the more general MPH degree, the MS degree emphasizes the mastery of biostatistical skills from the beginning of the plan of study. While graduates of this program may apply to the PhD degree program, the MS degree is itself quite marketable as a terminal degree. Part-time enrollment is permitted.

Please note that you may apply to both the MPH and the MS program simultaneously, but they do require separate applications.


For more information and to apply to the MS program, visit the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website. Please choose "Public Health" as the program. Then select Biostatistics as the concentration. Do not try to use SOPHAS.