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Master's Degree

Master of Science (ScM)

Offered by: Department of Biostatistics

Onsite | Full-Time | 2 years

About the ScM in Biostatistics Program

This ScM is intended for individuals who have demonstrated excellence at the undergraduate level in quantitative or biological sciences and desire a career as a professional statistician. ScM graduates assume positions in academic medical institutions, industry or government, taking lead roles in the design and analysis of scientific research projects.

Application Fee Waivers: We are able to offer a limited number of application fee waivers. Learn about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for a waiver.

ScM in Biostatistics Program Highlights

Design research studies

of human health and disease

Design and implement data management systems

and draw inferences from quantitative data

Perform major statistical analyses

to address public health or statistical research questions


Assist statistical researchers

in the conduct of original, methodologic research

What Can You Do With an ScM In Biostatistics?

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Sample Careers and Next Steps

  • Biostatistician
  • Research Associate
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Statistical Programmer
  • Statistician
  • Doctoral Programs

Curriculum for the ScM in Biostatistics

Browse an overview of the requirements for this master's program in the JHU Academic Catalogue and explore all course offerings in the Bloomberg School Course Directory.

Admissions Requirements

For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page. This specific program also requires:

Prior Coursework

Calculus and linear algebra

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores are not required and not reviewed for this program. If you have taken a standardized test such as the GRE, GMAT, or MCAT and want to submit your scores, please note that they will not be used as a metric during the application review. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all required application components.

Tuition and Funding

The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program. Students have the option of distributing the scholarship entirely in their second year of study or receive a 25% reduction in tuition their first year and 50% in their second year.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help. 

Academic Administrator
Mary Joy Argo