The biostatistics coursework for this degree is offered by the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at OU Hudson College of Public Health. This degree is designed to prepare students for careers doing research or consulting for health agencies or medical institutions. This program will prepare the students for careers in health agencies and medical institutions, for consultation in the biomedical fields, and for biostatistics research. Students may seek to continue their studies at the Health Sciences Center by applying for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy program in Biostatistics.
The program is a modification of an existing Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree program. It permits students entering the University as freshman to earn both a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics within four to five years. This time period is one or more years shorter than the time normally required completing both degrees. The program is structured so that 24 credit hours of work can be applied to both degree programs. During the first three years, the students will take a variety of courses in the humanities, in the sciences that relate to biomedical science, and in mathematics. The 12 required courses in mathematics include calculus, linear algebra, probability theory, and other subjects that provide a foundation for the understanding and use of statistics. Approximately one and a half years of the program will be spent at the Health Sciences Center where the student will take specialized courses involving methods and applications of statistical analysis, data analysis, principles of epidemiology, and public health issues. A research project will culminate in a thesis.
The following are required:
Must be a current Mathematics student at the University of Oklahoma in good standing.
- Grade point average of 3.0 or above.
- Submission of the supplemental OUHSC Hudson College of Public Health application.
Career goal statement uploaded through the supplemental application.
Current CV/Resume uploaded through the supplemental application.
Three letters of academic or professional recommendation emailed to email@example.com
by the recommender.
U.S. Applicants: Transcripts required from all U.S. institutions except for OU Norman transcripts (we will pull in Norman coursework). Do not enter foreign courses taken at Universities outside the U.S. or Canada into the coursework section of the application.
International Applicants: Submit transcripts/mark sheets to the World Education Services (www.wes.org
) or Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org
) for a course-by-course evaluation, and designate results to be sent from ECE to firstname.lastname@example.org
or to the following address:
OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records
1105 N. Stonewall Avenue, LIB 121
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
International applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency
by submitting TOEFL
(score of 88 or above) or IELTS
(score of 6.5 or above) that meet the minimum required score
. TOEFL and IELTS scores must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records at the same address as above.
Hudson College of Public Health applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed as they are complete. All materials must be submitted by the deadlines listed below for full consideration.
BS Math/MS Biostatistics
Spring: October 15
Fall: June 15
Apply to the OU Hudson College of Public Health here. Please note that the MS Biostatistics program will be listed under "Graduate College" in the online application (MS & PhD programs are listed under "Graduate College' but are taught by the Hudson College of Public Health).
The Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics/Master of Science in Math program is NOT considered a STEM-designated degree program.
A STEM-designated program is an academic program that falls under at least one of the approved categories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These categories are recognized by the government for their focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. DHS's updated STEM-designated degree list can be found here: https://www.ice.gov/doclib/sevis/pdf/stemList2022.pdf.