The Only PSM Biostatistics Program with These 3 Tracks

No other Professional Science Master’s in Biostatistics program in the U.S. offers your choice of specializing in Health Policy, Computational, or Management. So at AU, you can tailor your coursework to best support your interests and career goals.
The Professional Science Master’s in Biostatistics program features:
  • Flexible coursework that allows you to combine classes in statistics, biology, public health, business and management, big data analysis, and scientific computing.
  • Supportive faculty with expertise that includes spatial statistics and disease surveillance, theory and methodology of sequential analysis, statistical models for environmental effects on health, and more.
  • Access to the internship and research opportunities at public and private institutions in the Washington, DC area.

Accelerator Admission
Details (2018)

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
GPA3.03.03.0
IELTS6.56.05.5
Available EntrySpring or FallSpring, Summer, or Fall
Qualifying undergraduate degrees:
4-year undergraduate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Preference for undergraduate STEM degree.
Coursework required in: Linear Algebra, Calculus III, two Statistics courses.

Sample Coursework

Below is a list of degree-related courses you might take during your Master’s Accelerator Program. Courses may change based on availability and your preferences.
  • Biotechnology
  • Design of Experiments
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Regression
  • Research Methods

Progression Details

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English Language
Credits Earned Towards Degree690
Progression IntoMaster’s degree programMaster’s degree programMaster’s Accelerator Program
Progression RequirementsGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BGPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a BSuccessful completion of the qualifying level in ELTA with a grade of B or higher in each course
Total credits required for degree: 33 credit hours

Tuition Costs

Advanced Master’s Accelerator ProgramMaster’s Accelerator ProgramPre-Sessional English LanguageCost Per Credit After Accelerator1Total Credits Required For Degree
Master’s in Biostatistics$20,653$29,315$8,165$1,64233

Note: Pre-Sessional English Language costs represent Spring and Fall 2018. Price varies for summer semester. Please visit accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator/tuition for more detailed costs.

1Cost per credit hour subject to change. Number of credits and semesters remaining after completion of Master’s Accelerator varies by program and student. The average graduate student takes between 12-16 credits per semester.


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