M.S. in Biostatistics
Overview: The Drexel University School of Public Health offers an M.S. Biostatistics program that will prepare students to make immediate contributions to the public health and biomedical research enterprise upon graduation. Ours is the only Biostatistics masters program in eastern Pennsylvania that is based in a School of Public Health. The program features nationally and internationally recognized faculty housed in a comprehensive national research university, small class size, and individual attention from faculty members who are committed to the student’s success. In keeping with Drexel University’s tradition of practice-based education, the program also features a practicum research experience based in a public health or biomedical setting.
The Program: The M.S. in Biostatistics program includes course work in statistical theory and methods, computing and data management, epidemiology, and general public health topics. In the second year we incorporate a quarter-long practicum experience working on a real academic, government, or industry project in a sponsoring organization setting. Students are typically enrolled full-time and complete the program in two years.
The Faculty: Drexel faculty are dedicated to balancing research and teaching. Our biostatistics faculty have methodologic expertise in a variety of areas (including modeling time-to-event data, mixed and multilevel models, longitudinal data analysis, microarray data analysis, agreement and reliability assessment, time series analyses, and stochastic processes) and support research projects related to a variety of pressing public health and biomedical problems. The MS Program in Biostatistics is also supported by an advisory board comprised of practicing biostatisticians from the greater Philadelphia metrop