The Master of Science in Biostatistics is designed for students interested in applying statistical methods to the design and analysis of biomedical research and clinical investigations data.

The program focuses on the theory of biostatistics, data analytic methods, experimental design (including the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials), statistical methods in human genetics, biomedical informatics and advanced statistical computing methods. Statistical methods are taught both from a practical and theoretical perspective.

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A Message from Trevor Pickering

When I reflect on my motivation to become a biostatistician, the words of John Tukey come to mind: “The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone’s backyard.” As part of the Keck School of Medicine, we are positioned in an environment with tremendous research opportunities (or should I say, “backyards to play in”). The Master of Science in Biostatistics program connects you to these opportunities, whether your interest is in data analysis, clinical research, or methods development.

Email: tpickeri@usc.edu | View Faculty Profile

Alumni POV: Vincent Lin, MS in Biostatistics

Why Biostatistics at USC?

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