Requirements for Michigan residents and non-residents, including International students
There are prerequisites to the Master of Science in Biostatistics program. Please review before applying to ensure that you meet the requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: SAS experience and STA 216 is required (or its equivalent at another university). Very good performance in this intermediate statistical technique course is required. Good performance in some combination of other undergraduate courses is generally needed also (eg. courses in experimental design, regression such as GVSU's STA 315 and 321). We recommend as many undergraduate statistics courses as possible.
In addition to the University requirements of admission, all students seeking a degree for the MS in Biostatistics must also meet the following requirements:
Applicants for the Professional Science Masters in Biostatistics must have an interest in working with Statistics in the Health Science fields. Along with this interest, applicants should have knowledge in academic areas, such as Statistics, Mathematics, or Biology. This knowledge can be demonstrated by previous academic study or work experience.
Consultation with a program faculty advisor will be necessary to verify appropriateness of work experience as a substitute for academic preparation. A base in Statistics, Mathematics, or Biology is preferred; however, the Professional Science Masters in Biostatistics is open to any undergraduate experience such as Psychology, Business, Engineering, Economics, and Education. Candidates without sufficient relevant background experience may satisfy deficiencies with appropriate graduate or undergraduate courses, as recommended by a faculty advisor in the program and approved by the Biostatistics Admissions Committee and the Program Director.