Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

Biostatisticians bring biostatistical expertise to the biology and life sciences fields. They work in public health, including epidemiology and nutrition; design medical trials and research studies; and apply biostatistical theories to genetic, ecological, and medical research. They are heavily employed in the scientific research and development, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries.

A glance at the many jobs currently available at both the national and local levels reveals a career path rich with opportunity for statisticians.

If you are interested in a career in biostatistics, NC State, with one of the oldest and most respected statistics programs in the nation, can help. Most biostatistics jobs require a master’s degree, and some require a PhD. At NC State, you can earn your MS in Statistics online, augmenting it with a new online Certificate in Applied or Computational Statistics, and get your PhD on campus, where we also offer the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics program for undergraduates.

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