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Professional Science, Biostatistics Concentration, M.S.
The Biostatistics concentration in the Master of Science in Professional Science degree offers training in the statistical methods applied to medicine, biology, public health, and the development of new tools to study these areas. These methods involve using mathematics to solve real-world problems that influence health decision processes. Biostatisticians utilize their qualitative skills to work with experts in related health and physical science disciplines to analyze, evaluate, and interpret the results to better inform the field and turn complex datasets into scientifically sound, actionable findings.
Statistical areas of study include clinical trials, experimental design, categorical and longitudinal data analysis, large-scale public health data analysis, and survival analysis. Biostatistics is a rewarding career, and the application of mathematical and statistical methods in medicine and healthcare continues to grow in demand.
If you live in one of these states: AL KY; you may be able to attend MTSU at in-state rates under the Academic Common Market program.
Reports from the Department of Labor indicate an increasing demand for individuals with master's level training with a specialty in science. MTSU is home to the only Master of Science in Professional Science program in Tennessee and prepares "business savvy scientists" for the 21st century job market. Biostatistics master's graduates will ideally work as biostatisticians in professional settings including health careagencies; governmental agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency; and the pharmaceutical industry.
Employers of MTSU alumni include
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Lifepoint Hospitals
- Sarah Cannon Research Institute
- Tribal Epidemiology Center
- Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee
- Tennessee Hospital Association
- Tennessee Department of Health
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