Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in Biostatistics is part of Grand Rapids' only Professional Science Master's degree program, and is a member of the National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA).

Biostatistics is the application and development of statistical techniques for the biological and health sciences. Biostatisticians hold many different positions with a variety of possible duties, which include, but are not limited to: study design, data management, data analysis, consulting, statistical training, and the application of statistical software. 

At Grand Valley professional biostatisticians are prepared for leadership in  the biological and health sciences industries and benefit from valuable internship experiences and placement of graduates.

  • Innovation. Interdisciplinary. Partnered with the scientific work force, an intensive scientific business/industry internship component, and strong business, project management, teamwork, and ethics components.
  • Collaboration. Designed to meet the need for team-oriented professionals with advanced interdisciplinary skills to be effective in working with individuals from other disciplines.
  • Accessibility. The Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences puts students in the heart of Grand Rapids' Health Hill near the Van Andel Research Institute, Spectrum Health, St, Mary's Health Care, and other scientific health care providers and business.


The Biostatistics M.S. P.S.M. admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

The Biostatistics M.S. P.S.M program is a minimum of 36 credits.

Click here to see the full course list.

Click here to see courses needed before applying to this program.


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

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Page last modified March 17, 2014