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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 9 credits in core courses, 15 credits in concentration-specific courses, 9 credits in elective courses, and 3 credits in consulting and thesis practicum.

Core courses
PUBH 6080Pathways to Public Health
PUBH 6850Introduction to SAS for Public Health Research
PUBH 6851Introduction to R for Public Health Research
PUBH 6852Introduction to Python for Public Health Research
PUBH 6860Principles of Bioinformatics
PUBH 8870Statistical Inference for Public Health Research I
Applied bioinformatics concentration-specific courses
PUBH 6859High Performance and Cloud Computing
PUBH 6861Public Health Genomics
PUBH 6884Bioinformatics Algorithms and Data Structures
PUBH 6854Applied Computing in Health Data Science
PUBH 6886Statistical and Machine Learning for Public Health Research
9 credits in pre-approved elective courses common to both program concentrations (bioinformatics and biostatistics) and/or courses limited to the bioinformatics concentration listed below. Other courses may be approved in advance by the advisor.
Electives options common to both the bioinformatics and biostatistics concentrations
PUBH 6853Use of Statistical Packages for Data Management and Data Analysis
PUBH 6856Advanced SAS for Public Health Research
PUBH 8885Computational Biology
PUBH 6899Topics in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
PUBH 8875Linear Models in Biostatistics
PUBH 8877Generalized Linear Models in Biostatistics
STAT 6223Bayesian Statistics: Theory and Applications
Elective options limited to the applied bioinformatics concentration
BIOC 6240Next Generation Sequencing
CSCI 6221Advanced Software Paradigms
CSCI 6231Software Engineering
PUBH 6238Molecular Epidemiology
PUBH 6244Cancer Epidemiology
PUBH 6262Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
PUBH 6263Advanced GIS
PUBH 6276Public Health Microbiology
PUBH 6278Public Health Virology
PUBH 6894Research Analytics
PUBH 8871Statistical Inference for Public Health Research II
PUBH 8878Statistical Genetics
Practicum (consulting and thesis)
3 credits, taken as follows:
PUBH 6897Research in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (taken for 2 credits)
PUBH 6898Master of Science Thesis (1 credit)