Demand for advanced expertise in biostatistics continues to be high in both the public and private sectors, particularly in settings emphasizing research in biomedicine, biotechnology and health data science. The Master’s programs leading to either the AM or ScM in Biostatistics provide advanced
training in the theory and application of statistical methods in public health, clinical medicine, and the biological sciences.
The AM in Biostatistics is a program designed to prepare students for work in research firms, hospitals, academic centers, pharmaceutical companies, etc. This program can be completed in 3 or 4 semesters and requires a sequence of 8 courses.
The ScM in Biostatistics is a program designed to prepare students for the same work as the AM program with the addition of extended research training suitable for PhD programs or other research work. The ScM requires a sequence of 8 courses and a final research project/thesis.
Data related to health and life sciences has never been more challenging and complex. Biostatistical data scientists with rigorous methodologic training, experience in modern computing and collaboration, and involvement in domain research are in high demand in the health sector and beyond! Students in the Biostatistics Master’s Health Data Science track will receive in-depth training in biostatistical theory and methods, augmented by specialized training in modern data science techniques.
In addition to core curriculum in biostatistical theory and methods, students in the Health Data Science track will receive training in modern data science techniques.
The 5th-year Master’s Degree option allows Brown Undergraduates to continue at the University for a Master’s degree after completing their Bachelors degree. Because candidates are expected to complete the Master’s in one year, they normally enroll in the AM program. In line with Brown’s Graduate School policy, up to two of the eight courses required for the Biostatistics AM Degree may be completed while the student is an undergraduate, but at least six semester courses must be taken while in residence as a Master’s student.