If you like collecting and analyzing health information, forecasting scenarios and
making important health, economic or policy recommendations, a highly applied program
like SLU's concentration in biostatistics may be ideal for you.
Biostatisticians apply statistical theory and mathematical principles to research
in public health, medicine, pharmacology, biology, environmental science, and other
related fields aimed at determining the causes of disease and injuries, and to identifying
critical trends within communities.
Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, or engineering.
Applicants from a biological or social science background with prior coursework that
includes calculus I and an introductory statistics class are also eligible.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until classes are full. You can submit
GRE scores up to three months after your initial application. Apply using the centralized
application services SOPHAS.org or HAMPCAS.org.
Epidemiology - a joint concentration in biostatistics and epidemiology requires just six additional
credit hours and can still be completed in two years. We live in a data-driven economy
so a joint concentration provides additional skills that future employers will value
and the flexibility to do more with your career.