Department of
Biostatistics
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Biostatistics (72 credits)

Students seeking the DrPH in Biostatistics degree must complete a minimum of 72 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.2 overall and a 3.2 in the set of required courses specified by their department; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within nine years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

**UPDATE** Please note we are not accepting applications to the DrPH degree program for the 2017-2018 academic year as we revise the DrPH curriculum. The PhD degree program is accepting applications.

PREREQUISITES

  • Master's degree in a related rea
  • Good GPA and GRE (and TOEFL, if needed) scores

CORE COURSES (12 credits)

  • PHCO 0501 - Health Systems and Policy
  • PHCO 0502 - Principles and Methods of Epidemiology (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0503 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

REQUIRED COURSES (27 credits)

Note: Students should review the Course Descriptions for specific information about prerequisites required for required courses and recommended electives.

  • BIST 0610 - Advanced Regression Methods for Public Health Studies
  • BIST 0613 - Biostatistics Theory I (or 16:960:592 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • BIST 0614 - Biostatistics Theory II (or 16:960:593 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • BIST 0616 - Lifetime Data Analysis
  • BIST 0650 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • BIST 0655 - Biocomputing II
  • BIST 0660 - Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis of Medical Experiments
  • PHEL 0698 - Special Topic for DrPH Students

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES (6 credits)

  • BIST 0630 - Sampling Methods
  • BIST 0688 - Statistical Methods in Genetics
  • BIST 0690 - Advanced Topics in Biostatistics
  • BIST 0700 - Advanced Theory of Biostatistics I (or 16:960:652 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • BIST 0701 - Advanced Theory of Biostatistics II (or 16:960:652 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • BIST 9655 - Nonparametric Statistics
  • BIST 9686 - Interpretation of Data I
  • BIST 9687 - Interpretation of Data II
  • EPID 0653 - Advanced Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • EPID 0657 - Advanced Epidemiological Research Methods

REQUIRED PRACTICUM (3 credits)

  • DRPE 0810 - DrPH Practicum Experience

REQUIRED RESEARCH (24 credits)

  • RESH 0760 - Doctoral Research