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Scholarships for Biostatistics & Epidemiology Programs Available Soon!

Demand for epidemiologists is increasing!

Epidemiology is a branch of medicine which deals with incidence, distribution and control of diseases and other determinants of health-related issues and topics.

Biostatistics is the application of statistical techniques to scientific research in health related fields.

Biostatisticians and epidemiologists research and analyze health data to inform public health decisions.


  • $60,000- $150,0000/year


  • High school diploma, Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics
  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology

Time Frame

  • Two years, Full Time
  • Part time options available

Training Providers

Southern Nevada

University of LAS VEGAS, NV, MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology (MPH)
    • UNLV has a combined epidemiology and biostatistics, graduate MPH program.
    • 47 graduate credits required for completion of MPH.
  • Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution related to biological, physical, or social sciences.
    • 3.0 GPA or equivalent in work completed after first two years of bachelor’s degree and in all post-baccalaureate course work.
    • Application.
    • Resume.
    • Personal essay/statement of purpose.
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • GRE is optional.
University of Nevada, RENO, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Programs

Epidemiology (MPH)

  • University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) MPH Epidemiology Admissions Process (In person)
    • 1 cohort admitted per year, beginning Fall semester. 
    • Priority deadline: February 1 
    • Final deadline: June 1
    • 42 credits required for completion of MPH.
    • Requirements
      • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning with undergraduate GPA of 2.75+.
      • Three letters of recommendation.
      • Statement of purpose.
      • Resume or CV.
      • Undergraduate or graduate course in statistics.
      • SOPHAS Application
      • Graduate School Application
    • GRE is optional.
    • UNR Master of Public Health Handbook

Biostatistics (MS)

Career Choices & Growth

  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Government: health program specialist or coordinator, health program manager, Policy analyst,
  • Infection preventionist
  • Professor
  • Data analyst/scientist
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Research scientist
  • Software engineer
  • Bioinformatics analyst
  • Disease investigation specialist