The role of the statistician is vital in any medical research project. Physicians and scientists rely on trained biostatisticians to serve as key members of their research teams. The demand for trained biostatisticians outpaces the supply, making this an ideal career for people interested in medical research and science.
Housed within one of the top medical research institutions in the nation, the Division of Biostatistics at Washington University in St. Louis gives students the opportunity to learn from top researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. Small class sizes and individual research projects encourage important skill development.
Graduates from our 18-month master’s degree program or certificate program are well prepared for rewarding careers in academia, research or for further graduate study including MD and PhD degrees. Other graduate programs look favorably upon the important skills and knowledge obtained in the MSIBS Program.