Biostatistics is one of the fundamental skills for public health, clinical practice and research. The MPH degree in Biostatistics provides students with a clear understanding of the roles of the core disciplines in public health with sufficient knowledge of the theory and terminology used by these disciplines to allow effective participation in interdisciplinary public health efforts, and specialized skills in at least one public health discipline.
The department courses are intended to give students some basic and in-depth understanding of statistical methods applied to biomedical and public health areas. Underlying theory also will be covered in some courses in order for students to learn how statistical methods are developed and applied. MPH students with biostatistics as a concentration will have a broad view of the applied methods.
Students will master a common set of measurable quantitative and analytic skills, as well as be able to develop and apply statistical reasoning and methods in addressing, analyzing and solving problems in public health; health care; and biomedical, clinical and population-based research.
Each Department identifies competencies for each degree offered. These competencies reflect the full range of knowledge, skills, and other attributes that a student will acquire as a result of completing the requirements for a particular degree.
Upon graduation, a student completing the MPH curriculum in Biostatistics will be able to:
Students seeking the MPH in Biostatistics degree must complete 45 credits of academic work with a minimum GPA of least 3.0; earn no more than nine (9) credits bearing grades less than “B,” and complete the degree requirements within six years. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.