Degree Requirements

A minimum of 30 credits is required for the degree. Bridge courses, if any, will not count toward degree credits. The graduate curriculum consists of seven core courses in background statistical theory and biostatistics, as described in the curriculum below. The remaining courses are electives, chosen in consultation with a departmental graduate advisor and consist of topics courses in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology and biology that have significant statistics content or/and applications thereof. Students will be encouraged to choose courses in application areas. Courses offered by appropriate departments at NJIT, RBHS, and Rutgers University-Newark can be used as electives within the limits of the NJIT transfer policy. A masters project is optional, and is in addition to the minimum 30 approved credits, required for the degree.

Core Courses
MATH 644Regression Analysis Methods3
MATH 654Clinical Trials Design and Analysis3
MATH 659Survival Analysis3
MATH 662Probability Distributions3
MATH 663Introduction to Biostatistics 13
MATH 665Statistical Inference3
MATH 699Design and Analysis of Experiments3
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Methods for Statistical Consulting
Stochastic Processes with Applications
Sampling Theory
Advanced Applied Mathematics IV: Special Topics (Advanced Applied Mathematics IV)
Generalized Linear Models
Large Sample Theory and Inference
Non-Parametric Statistics
RBHS Courses
Introduction to Epidemiology
Total Credits30

MATH 661 Applied Statistics and MATH 663 Introduction to Biostatistics cannot both be used toward degree credits at NJIT. The requirements of MATH 663 Introduction to Biostatistics may, in individual cases, be substituted by MATH 661 Applied Statistics, at the discretion of the Graduate Advisor.