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What will I learn?

The biostatistics master’s program provides an innovative curriculum to meet a range of professional needs and interests.

The program trains students in study design, appropriate use of statistical and computational techniques, and interpretation of data analysis results arising from public health and biomedical research.

MS in biostatistics students learn both classical and modern statistical methods and apply their statistical skills and knowledge to solve big data problems. They have the opportunity to work with faculty on cutting-edge research projects, such as discovering genetic causes of common diseases, developing statistical algorithms to monitor treatment efficacy, and reducing medical costs through electronic health record.

MS Biostatistics

Biostatistics master’s students complete 33 credits of required courses and nine elective credits for a total of 42 credits.

Which department am I in?

Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,660.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 September 2023, 22 January 2024


Joseph J Zilber School of Public Health

Downtown Campus, 1240 N 10th Street,



53205, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to the UWM Graduate School must have the following: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Centre on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrolment in the Graduate School. Students applying to approved integrated bachelor’s/master’s programs are exempt from this requirement, A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75

English proficiency requirement: TOEFL IBT - 79 – 120; IELTS - 6.5 - 9.0; Cambridge English Advanced/Cambridge English Proficiency - C1 level or higher.

Priority Deadline: January 6; International Applicant Rolling Deadline: June 5.

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


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