COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

The Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics provides a solid grounding in study design and data collection, management, and analysis, as well as appropriate interpretation and communication of study findings. Graduates will have competencies in three areas, public health, biostatistics, and data management and computation. Through this program, students receive highly focused training in statistical theory and biostatistical methods, with an emphasis on application in a broad array of health sciences. Students are trained to be professional biostatisticians who are well qualified for employment in government and private health agencies, industry and research institutes. The MS program also serves as excellent preparation for doctoral programs in biostatistics.

Which department am I in?

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 36 credits)

Tuition fees
US$24,935.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022


Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

420 University Blvd,



46202, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Minimum admission requirements for the Master of Science degree include undergraduate courses in basic biology, including cell biology and genetics, general and organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics, including calculus. Biochemistry is recommended. Coursework deficiencies should be addressed during the first year of enrollment. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (B). Scores on each section of the GRE general test should exceed 55 percent.

For international students

Students must have received a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in the United States or another country.

English language requirements:

IELTS score of 6.5

TOEFL (iBT) score of 79

IUPUI Program for Intensive English (PIE) - Level 7 Check with your academic department for approval

Any ELS Centre located in the US or Canada - Level 112 Check with your academic department for approval

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.