A 60-credit HSPH master of science program in applied biostatistics. Biostatistics Training
At a glance
Opportunity for
  • Master's degree in applied biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the mathematical sciences or an allied field
Time commitment
  • 60 credits
Funding level
  • Not applicable

HSPH offers a 60-credit master of science program in applied biostatistics. This program is designed to prepare students for applied research positions in hospitals and universities, research organizations, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The program is geared toward students with an undergraduate degree in one of the mathematical sciences or an allied field. In addition to course work, students complete a collaborative research practicum related to the design, conduct, and analysis of research studies with a focus on data analysis and scientific research. Students conclude their course of study by completing a thesis and making an oral presentation.

The HSPH Biostatistics Department offers training in statistical theory and a variety of methods commonly used in the field of biostatistics, including probability, statistical inference, statistical methods, linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, clinical trials, statistical genetics, computational biology, health decision sciences, and related areas.

For more information about this program, please visit the Department of Biostatistics listing in the HSPH catalog.

Biostatistics Seminars

Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program seminars list.

Additional seminars offered by the HSPH Department of Biostatistics.