Department of
Biostatistics
At New Brunswick

Curriculum for the
Master of Public Health (MPH) in Biostatistics (45 credits)

Students seeking the MPH in Biostatistics degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with an average grade of “B” or better. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

PREREQUISITES

  • 3 credits in college biology, human behavior, social or health science
  • 3 credits in college calculus
  • Demonstration of computer competence

CORE COURSES (15 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 0504 - Introduction to Biostatistics (Prerequisite: Quantitative Skills Assessment)
  • PHCO 0505 - Health Education and Behavioral Science in Public Health

FIELDWORK (6 credits)

  • FDWC 0600 - Fieldwork I (1 credit)
  • FDWC 0601 - Fieldwork II (5 credits)

REQUIRED COURSES (15 credits)

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

  • BIST 0535 - Biometrics Computing
  • BIST 0613 - Biostatistics Theory I (or 16:960:592 within Department of Statistics, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences)
  • BIST 0615 - Categorical Data Analysis
  • -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • BIST 0551 - Applied Regression Analysis for Public Health Studies
  • BIST 0610 - Advanced Regression Methods for Public Health Studies

    -also-

    Choose one of the following two:
  • BIST 0616 - Lifetime Data Analysis
  • BIST 0650 - Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis

Recommended Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • BIST 0614 - Biostatistics Theory II
  • BIST 0630 - Sampling Methods
  • BIST 0660 - Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis of Medical Experiments
  • BIST 0688 - Statistical Methods in Genetics
  • BIST 9619 - Design of Experiments
  • BIST 9655 - Nonparametric Statistics
  • BIST 9686 - Interpretation of Data I
  • BIST 9687 - Interpretation of Data II
  • ENOH 9627 - Advanced Multivariate Methods for Environmental Health Issues
  • EPID 0656 - Intermediate Epidemiologic Research Methods
  • EPID 0657 - Applied Methods in Epidemiologic Research
  • HEBS 0600 - Applied Research Methods in Behavior Science