MS in Data Science -
Biostatistics

A 30-credit data science master’s degree focused on state-of-the-art statistical approaches for analysis of biological data.

The University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Master’s (MS) in Data Science - Biostatistics concentration focuses on domain-specific modern data analysis methods used within biostatistics related fields. This concentration deepens and broadens expertise beyond the integrated 18 credits of core curriculum with three courses (9 credits) of specific Biostatistics (BIST) courses and an aligned 3 credit-hour applied biostatistics focused capstone project. The capstone experience provides graduates with an in-depth understanding of how to apply data science knowledge and techniques to biostatistical, biomedical and biotech related fields. The MS DS Biostatistics concentration is a 30-credit on-campus (Storrs Campus) graduate degree.

Acquire working knowledge of biostatistics with your MS in Data Science.

Bringing biostatistics, categorical data analysis, and survival analysis to a practical level, UConn’s MS in Data Science concentration in Biostatistics fuses the core competencies of data science with biostatistician-specific skill sets. This pairing develops extremely versatile practitioners capable of identifying critical biomedical health aspects through the analysis of large data sets. 

Graduates are prepared for data science careers in both the public and private sectors and may find optimal employment opportunities within insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, medical schools, schools of public health, research foundations, veterinary science facilities and many other biomedical spheres of practice.

Core Courses:

  • STAT 5405 Applied Statistics for Data Science (3 credits)
  • STAT 5125 Statistical Computing for Data Science (3 credits)
  • CSE 5819 Introduction to Machine Learning (3 credits) 
  • CSE 5713 Data Mining and Management (3 credits) 
  • OPIM 5501 Data Visualization and Communication (2 credits)
  • EPSY 5641 Research Design and Measurement for Data Science (2 credits) 
  • ARE 5353  Data Ethics and Equity (2 credits)

Specialty Courses:

  • BIST 5625 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • BIST 5645 Concepts and Analysis of Survival Data (3 credits)
  • BIST 5615 Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)

Capstone Project:

  • STAT 5915 Statistical Data Science in Action (3 credits)

Department Contact

Nalini Ravishanker
nalini.ravishanker@uconn.edu

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+23.9%
Overall job growth - 10 years


$115k
Median Salary

25% Earn more than
$131k


+8,200
professional, scientific and technical service top industry jobs


Application Deadline

Fall 2023: June 1, 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

UConn’s Master’s in Data Science is an 11-month cohort based full-time in-person program and is eligible for F-1 and J-1 visa sponsorship. Courses are offered on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs, CT USA Campus. This program is eligible for the STEM OPT extension that affords certain F-1 graduate students an opportunity to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). The program does not offer graduate assistantships and scholarships at this time.