MS in Biostatistics – Undergrad to Grad

The Undergrad to Grad Program provides an opportunity for University of Iowa undergraduates interested in health science and biostatistics to earn both their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years.

Students are required to have a 3.25 GPA at time of application and at 3.00 GPA at time of entry into graduate standing. For more information, please visit the application process page.

Undergrad to MS in Biostatistics

Sample Plan of Study, Mathematics Majors

Sample Plan of Study, Statistics Majors

Semester 1 (Fall)

Number Title Credits
MATH:1850 Calculus I          4
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework        12

Semester Total

Cum Total

    16 U

16 U

Semester 2 (Spring)

Number Title Hours
MATH:1860 Calculus II          4
MATH:2700 Introduction to Linear Algebra          4
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework          8

Semester Total

Cum Total

    16 U

32 U

Semester 3 (Fall)

Number Title Credits
MATH:2850 Calculus III          4
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework        12

Semester Total

Cum Total

    16 U

48U

Semester 4 (Spring)

Number Title Credits
CS:1210 Computer Science I: Fundamentals            4
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework          12

Semester Total

Cum Total l

      16 U

64 U

GRE should be taken before end of December of third year.

Semester 5 (Fall)

Number Title Credits
CPH:1400 Fundamental of Public Health           3
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework         13

Semester Total

Cum Total

    16 U

80 U

Students will have completed 80 s.h. at this point.

Semester 6 (Spring)

Number Title Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major Coursework         16

Semester Total

Cum Total

     16 U

96 U

Apply to the MS program by February 1. Acceptance notice by mid-April in time for preregistration.

Semester 7 (Fall)

Begin Program

Number Title Credits
BIOS:5510 Biostatistical Computing          4
STAT:4100 Mathematical Statistics I          3
BIOS:5710 Biostatistics Methods I          4
Gen Ed/Electives          3

Semester Total

Cum Total

    14 U

110 U

7 G

Fourth year tuition will be Undergraduate in Fall, Graduate in the Spring. Bachelor’s degree conferred in Spring

Semester 8 (Spring)

Number Title Credits
STAT:4101 Mathematical Statistics II         3
BIOS:5720 Biostatistics Methods II         4
BIOS:5730 Biostatistical Methods in Categorical Data         3
BIOS:7270 Scholarly Integrity in Biostatistics         1

Semester Total

Cum Total

      11

121 U

15 G

The Baccalaureate will be conferred at this point

Interim (Summer)

Number Title Credits
EPID:4400:0EXW

Epidemiology I: Principles

(Or other elective)

         3

Semester Total

Cum Total

         3

18 G

July –  MS Core Examination

Semester 9 (Fall)

Number Title Credits
Biostatistics Electives            9

Semester Total

Cum Total

           9

27 G

 

Semester 10 (Spring)

Number Title Credits
BIOS:6610 Statistical Methods in Clinical Trials            3
BIOS:7500 Preceptorship in Biostatistics            3
  Biostatistics Electives            6

Semester Total

Cum Total

         12

39 G

 

Master’s of Science degree conferred    (38 s.h. degree requirements)


Questions or comments? Contact Nicholas May. This page was last reviewed on March 26, 2018.