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    Oct 01, 2023  
American University Catalog 2018-2019 
American University Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Science: Biostatistics (MS)

Admission to the Program

In addition to the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants are expected to have an adequate background in the mathematical sciences, equivalent to differential, integral, and multivariate calculus. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) is required. Specific courses needed to prepare for entering the program are identified through interviews with the applicant.

Degree Requirements

  • 33 credit hours of approved graduate coursework
  • Capstone Experience: 6 credit hours at or above 600-level approved by faculty advisor, with grades of B or better
  • Students participate in noncredit workshops and seminars on professional skills and current issues in science and technology. Students are required to demonstrate proficiency in these areas as part of the capstone project, internship, and compulsory presentation

Course Requirements

Biology Electives (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Capstone (6 credit hours)


Complete 3-6 credit hours from the following:

Independent Study/Consulting

Complete 0-3 credit hours from the following, as approved by faculty advisor, and in combination with the approved internship:

Tracks (9 credit hours)

Complete one of the following tracks:

Health Policy