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.
All applicants must have completed two semesters of college-level calculus through calculus II with a minimum grade of B in order to be considered for admission.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 45 credits, including 15 credits in core courses, 19 credits in program-specific courses, 7 credits in elective courses, 2 credits in a practicum, and 2 credits in a culminating experience.
|PUBH 6001||Biological Concepts in Public Health|
|PUBH 6002||Biostatistical Applications for Public Health|
|PUBH 6003||Principles and Practices of Epidemiology|
|PUBH 6004||Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World|
|PUBH 6006||Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health|
|PUBH 6007||Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health|
|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|
|7 credits in epi-biostatics courses selected with the advisor's approval.|
|Practicum and culminating experience|
|PUBH 6014||Practicum *|
|PUBH 6015||Culminating Experience|
- Graduate credit requirement: 45 graduate credits.
- Course requirements: Successful completion of core and program-specific courses.
- Grade point requirement: 3.0 (B average) overall grade-point average.
- Time limit requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.
- Transfer credit policy: Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be transferred to the Master of Public Health program. External credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last three years with a grade of 3.0 (B) or above. SPH graduate certificate students can transfer as many credits as meet program requirements—up to 18 credits—to the MPH degree. Graduate certificate students wishing to transfer to a degree program may apply to do so via the online change of concentration petition after completion of three or more courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. A grade of B or above is required for a course to be eligible for transfer.
*Students should begin planning their practicum during year 1.