Master of Public Health in the Field of Biostatistics
Program Director H. Hoffman
The mission of the master of public health in the field of biostatistics degree program is to educate students in the methodological and quantitative skills needed to apply statistical methods to the biological, biomedical, and health services sciences. In addition to enhancing students' capacity to think critically and creatively, the program deepens their commitment to improving the public's health and to engaging in and promoting public service—qualities essential to biostatisticians and public health practitioners.
The goals of the biostatistics program are to ensure that graduates:
- Understand and adhere to high scientific standards for research.
- Understand how to apply statistical methods to biological/biomedical sciences and health services.
- Understand and follow guidelines for ethical treatment of research participants.
- Communicate research findings to a lay audience.
- Respect cultural diversity throughout all of the above.
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To be considered for admission, students must have completed two semesters of college-level calculus through calculus II with a grade of B or above.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 17 credits in core courses, 19 credits in program-specific courses, 7 credits in elective courses, and a 2-credit culminating experience.
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6009||Fundamentals of Public Health Program Evaluation|
|PUBH 6011||Environmental and Biological Foundations of Public Health|
|PUBH 6012||Fundamentals of Health Policy|
|PUBH 6021||Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership I|
|PUBH 6022||Essentials of Public Health Practice and Leadership II (Includes Practicum)|
|PUBH 6023||Interprofessional Education Experience|
|PUBH 6247||Design of Health Studies|
|PUBH 6249||Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis|
|PUBH 6252||Advanced Epidemiology Methods|
|PUBH 6258||Advanced Topics in Biostatistical Consulting|
|PUBH 6260||Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health|
|PUBH 6264||Quantitative Methods|
|PUBH 6266||Biostatistical Methods|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience|
|7 credits in any graduate-level SPH courses.|