University of Louisville Aims to Diversify Its Master’s Degree Program in Biostatistics

logo2rgbThe University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and the department of bioinformatics and biostatistics has entered into an agreement with the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science of the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.

Under the agreement students at the University of KwaZulu-Natal who have completed a bachelor’s degree in statistics and have taken nine credit hours in honors statistics at the university can gain admission to the master’s degree program in biostatistics at the University of Louisville. If they complete 24 credit hours over two semesters at the University of Louisville, they will receive a master’s degree in biostatistics. The University of Louisville hopes to enroll five students from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the fall of 2017.

Dr. K.B. Kulasekera, chair and professor of the department of bioinformatics and biostatistics at the University of Louisville, stated that “we are excited about building this relationship with the University of KwaZulu-Natal into an academic and cultural exchange in teaching, research and other activities. A degree from the University of Louisville will make these students very marketable all over the world in industries such and pharmaceuticals, insurance, and more.”

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