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Biostatistics - BS/MS (dual degree with Mathematics)


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 in good standing with the college or university where currently enrolled or last attended.
  • Bachelor’s degree or entry-level first professional degree from an accredited institution.
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or above using the upper-division coursework of the bachelor's degree.
  • Submission of the supplemental OUHSC Hudson College of Public Health application.
  • Career goal statement uploaded through SOPHAS (if not already an OU Math student).
  • Current CV/Resume uploaded through SOPHAS (if not already an OU Math student).
  • Three letters of academic or professional recommendation uploaded through SOPHAS (if not already an OU Math student) by the recommender. Applicants must list recommenders’ contact information on the application and then upon submission, SOPHAS will send instructions to each recommender on how to submit their letter electronically through the online portal.
  • Transcripts:
    • U.S. Applicants: SOPHAS requires a separate official transcript from every U.S. and Canadian institution attended be submitted by utilizing the instructions here. Applicants will enter the information in coursework section of the application utilizing the data from their transcript(s). 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 ( for a course-by-course evaluation. Applicants must designate SOPHAS to receive the evaluation.
  • 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 scores must be submitted to SOPHAS using the designation code #5688.


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.





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:

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Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Hudson College of Public Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 NE 13th Street, Suite 165
Oklahoma City, OK  73104

OU Hudson College of Public Health Office of Student Services
Phone:  (405) 271-2308

OU Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences, David and Judi Proctor Department of Mathematics
Natalie Dickson
Phone:  (405) 325-4411

OUHSC Office of Admissions and Records: (405) 271-2359
OUHSC Office of Financial Aid: (405) 271-2118


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