The Master of Biostatistics degree requires graded course work, a practicum experience, and a master's project for which 6 units of credit are given. Completed in the second year, this master's project serves to demonstrate the student's mastery of biostatistics.
Degree and Non-degree Option
The degree option leads to a Master of Biostatistics, a professional degree awarded by the School of Medicine at Duke University. The degree requires graded course work, a practicum experience, and a master's project for which 6 units of credit are given. Eleven courses (BIOSTAT 701, 702, 703, 703L, 704, 705, 706, 721, 722, 801, 802) constitute the core courses that are required for all degree candidates.
Selected courses in the program are available to qualified individuals who want to acquire specific skills but who do not want to pursue the master's degree. In addition to graduate students in other programs at Duke, such individuals include faculty members and post-doctoral trainees in the medical center. Non-degree study is granted at the discretion of the Director of Graduate Studies, requires permission of the appropriate course instructor(s), and is subject to constraints imposed by course prerequisites and class size limitations.
The Master of Biostatistics Program is offered by a core faculty from the Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics who have extensive experience in biomedical research along with the participation of other members of the Medical Center faculty who have expertise in relevant areas.
The Master of Biostatistics Program follows the Duke Graduate School academic calendar.
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