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The M.S. in biostatistics is one of three new synergistic professional science master (PSM) degree programs at Grand Valley State University. The three programs (medical and bioinformatics, biotechnology, and biostatistics) are interdisciplinary and involve both the university and its industry partners. All three programs emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and scientific knowledge and technical skills. Each program is designed to integrate university coursework with business/industrial internships to better prepare students for the variety of career pathways associated with the life science and health science industries. The overall objectives and interactions of these three new programs are described in the PSM section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.
The requirements for the M.S. in biostatistics consists of 36 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Consistent with Grand Valley State University policy all courses must be completed within 8 consecutive years from entry into the first graduate course.
Students must complete the following requirements:
Electives (at least 4 credits) are selected, with advisor approval, from graduate courses that are appropriate to each students interests and goals. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor during their first semester to develop specific plans for their elective coursework.