The Master of Public Health (MPH) program with a concentration in Biostatistics & Data Science (48 credit hours) is designed to train students in data management, statistical data analysis, interpreting results, using statistical computing programs, and communicating analytical findings The concentration focuses on practical applications of biostatistics in public health, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and clinical research settings. In addition to rigorous training in statistical reasoning and techniques, students will acquire essential skills to become an effective member of a project team, including, but not limited to, communicating statistical information to educated lay (non-statistics) audiences, project management, negotiation skills, and collaborating with various professions in public health and other health sciences. There are excellent career opportunities for students wishing to pursue positions in local, state, and federal health agencies, health and medical centers, health care and clinical research institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, and consulting. Prospective applicants should have a strong quantitative background and previous course work in college algebra and calculus.
Students in the MPH Biostatistics concentration are admitted once a year as a cohort. Full-time attendance is required and students are expected to graduate in five consecutive semesters. Students follow a weekly calendar of curricular and co-curricular activities that occupies 8-hour blocks of time, Monday through Friday.
Admission Requirements and Application Procedures