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administrative contact

Tina Harvey
Administrative Associate
School of Public Health
phone: 304-293-4606
fax: 304-293-2700

program contact

Dustin Long
Assistant Professor
phone: 304-581-1976
fax: 304-293-2700

Program Details

Program Description

The master of science program in biostatistics is meant for college graduates with interest and background in mathematics and statistics who wish to learn both the methodology and the application of biostatistics in the health sciences.

Career Profile

A typical student who graduates with an MS in biostatistics from WVU would be qualified to work as a biostatistician or research coordinator in research organizations such as a pharmaceutical company, contract research organization, a university, or a health department. MS graduates also will be prepared to pursue doctoral education in biostatistics or similar disciplines.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Test Requirements: GRE
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

statement of purpose, three letters of reference, a current resume/curriculum vitae, and all university transcripts

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Priority: April 1
  • Fall Deadline: July 1


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