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University of Southern Maine


The University of Southern Maine is offering a new Professional Science Master’s (PSM) program as part of the Master’s of Science in Statistics. The PSM is a new type of two-year graduate program in the sciences and mathematics that equips students for work in public and private business sectors.

The Biostatistics track provides formal training in applied statistical methods that are commonly used in biomedical, bioinformatics, environmental, and health-related fields. The program emphasizes solving real-world problems that influence health by focusing on up-to-date statistical methodologies and their implementation with strong statistical programming capability. The areas of study include biostatistical study designs, modeling, and the reporting of rigorous statistical results for scientific decision making. Statistical areas of study include clinical trials, experimental design, categorical and longitudinal data analysis, and survival analysis. Internship, technical writing, and management skills are required components of the program. Graduates will ideally find positions in professional settings such as health care agencies, governmental agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry, among others.

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Bioinformatics / Computational Biology

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