Biostatistics

  • Master of Science (M.S.)

Biostatistics is the application and development of statistical techniques for the biological and health sciences.

Program Offerings at Grand Valley

The Master of Science (M.S.) in biostatistics is a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program developed in parallel with the medical and bioinformatics and cell and molecular biology programs. For more PSM program information, visit www.gvsu.edu/psm/.

Coursework

The three PSM programs are interdisciplinary and feature common core courses. The biostatistics program features:

  • Directed courses in biostatistics
  • An internship
  • A culminating capstone experience

Career Options

Masters level biostatisticians are in demand in industry, research institutions, government, and academia, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Clinical medicine
  • Drug development/clinical trials
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Forestry
  • Wildlife and fisheries

Why Study Biostatistics at Grand Valley?

  • Masters level biostatisticians are in demand. This demand results in higher starting salaries within exciting scientific work environments.
  • Partners such as the Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health provide formal support for internships and continuing assistance to GVSU students.
  • Graduates of the GVSU biostatistics masters program have secured employment with outstanding employers such as Van Andel Institute, Pfizer, and the Henry Ford Health System.
  • The program is one of only two biostatistics Professional Science Masters programs in the country.
  • Class times later in the day allow degree completion by working professionals.
  • The program is very applied with an emphasis on modern statistical techniques using prominent statistical software.

For More Information

Biostatistics
www.gvsu.edu/grad/biostats
(616) 331-2247
Admissions Office
www.gvsu.edu/admissions

Through their applied coursework and internships our students have strong hands-on experience in the application of statistics to the biological and health sciences. I believe our graduates will become leaders in their positions within industry and the academic world.

ROBERT DOWNER, PH.D.
DIRECTOR, GVSU BIOSTATISTICS PROGRAM

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