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2019-20 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-20 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Science, Biostatistics Concentration, M.S.


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Saeed Foroudastan, Director
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
(615) 494-7618
Saeed.Foroudastan@mtsu.edu

Yeqian Liu, Program Coordinator
Biostatistics Concentration
(615) 904-8448
Yeqian.Liu@mtsu.edu

Suzanne Hicks, Graduate Coordinator
Master of Science in Professional Science Program
(615) 904-8581
Suzanne.Hicks@mtsu.edu

The College of Basic and Applied Sciences offers the Master of Science with a major in Professional Science (M.S.) with six concentrations: Actuarial Science, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Fermentation Science, and Health Care Informatics.

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements


Admission to the Master of Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Biostatistics requires

  1. an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a course in multivariate calculus with a grade of C (2.00) or better and a course in linear algebra with a grade of C (2.00) or better;
  2. basic competency in word processing, electronic mail, library retrieval systems, presentation graphics, spreadsheets, and databases;
  3. the appropriate undergraduate preparation for advanced study of biostatistics.

Once accepted into the College of Graduate Studies, students interested in the Master of Science in Professional Science program may enroll for one semester before being fully admitted to the program.

Application Procedures


All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official transcripts from all collegiate institutions attended;;
  3. submit three letters of reference toaskgrad@mtsu.edu (or mail to College of Graduate Studies);
  4. submit an official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) report. A composite GRE score of 286 is expected for consideration for unconditional admission.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Science in Professional Science with a concentration in Biostatistics requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Curriculum: Professional Science, Biostatistics


The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.

Program Notes


Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.

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