George Mason University
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George Mason University

Biostatistics, MS

Department of Statistics

Nguyen Engineering Building, 1705
4400 University Drive, MS 4A7
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-1700


Program Overview

According to Fortune Magazine, the master’s in biostatistics is the best graduate degree for jobs. In 2015 the median salary was more than $105K. Our graduates find work in healthcare, biotech, “big pharma,” and the life sciences.

Some call Washington D.C. the capital of statistics. Our location in the D.C. suburbs is home to world-class statistical research in the federal government and industry, makes us the envy of the Nation. Evening courses allow you to take classes to fit your schedule. We accommodate both students committed to full- and part-time study who seek a graduate degree.

In this program you may:

  • Clarify causalities, risks, and outcomes of a deadly disease with statistical unique visualization models
  • Use big data and data analytics to interpret massive health data sets
  • Identify sources of risk and statistical methods that measure and mitigate risk in humans

Merging statistics with biology, students have many opportunities they can pursue after graduation in health-related fields, including medicine, epidemiology, and public health. Biostatistics is an indispensable tool in improving health and protecting populations against disease here and around the world.

The department has an advisory board of leaders in the federal government and industry. These strong connections provide top-tier internships and networking opportunities that can help you take your career to the next level.

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.


According to Fortune Magazine the master’s in biostatistics is the second best graduate degree for jobs. In 2015 the median salary was more than $110K with a projected growth of 21 percent in jobs. Individuals with a master’s in biostatistics can expect to find work in healthcare, biotech, and life sciences, using computer models to predict health outcomes from diseases.

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