MPH in Biostatistics Curriculum

MPH In Biostatistics Curriculum

What Courses Will You Take For The MPH In Biostatistics Concentration?

To complete this degree, you will take a combination of Public Health Core Courses, Biostatistics Concentration Courses, Public Health Electives Courses, and Public Health Practical Experience Courses that together total 45 credits. The specific distribution of courses is as follows:

  • Public Health Core Courses

    Take all 5 courses for a total of 15 credits

    • A519 Environmental Science in Public Health (3 credits)
    • B551 Biostatistics for Public Health I (3 credits)
    • E517 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • H501 U.S. Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3 credits)
    • S500 Social and Behavioral Science in Public Health (3 credits)
  • Biostatistics Concentration Courses

    Take all 4 courses for a total of 14 credits

    • B562 Biostatistics II for Public Health (3 credits)
    • B571 Biostatistics Method I-Linear Model in Public Health (4 credits)
    • B572 Biostatistics Method II-Categorical Data Analysis (4 credits)
    • B552 Fundamentals of Data Management (3 credits)
  • Public Health Electives Courses

    Select 4 courses for a total of 10 credits

    • B582 Introduction to Clinical Trials (3 credits)
    • B650 Readings in Public Health (1-3 credits)
    • B583 Applied Multivariate Analysis for Public Health (3 credits)
    • B581 Biostatistics Computing (3 credits)
    • B586 Technical Reporting and Scientific Writing (1 credit)
    • E609 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E610 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E618 Cancer Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • E655 Historical Evolution of Epidemiology (3 credits)
    • H611 Policy Development, Implementation and Management (3 credits)
    • H612 Health Outcomes Research (3 credits)
    • H613 Public Health and Emergency Preparedness (3 credits)
    • H616 Strategic Planning for Health Services Organizations (3 credits)
    • H619 Health Economics for Public Health Professionals (3 credits)
    • H632 History of Public Health (3 credits)
    • H657 Applications of Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Public Health (3 credits)
    • S614 Program Planning in Public Health (3 credits)
    • S631 Maternal Child Family Health (3 credits)
  • Public Health Practical Experience

    Take both courses for a total of 6 credits

    • B602 Internship in Biostatistics (3 credits)
    • B701 Biostatistics Concentration Project (3 credits)

Full Time and Part Time Options to Fit Your Schedule

Whether you wish to attend school full time or you prefer to go part time to accommodate work or family obligations, we can meet your needs. Below are sample schedules showing you how you might schedule your courses for each option.

  • Sample Full Time Schedule

    Fall Year 1

    • Core B551 Biostatistics for Public Health I (3 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Concentration B552 Fundamentals of Data Management (3 credits)


    Spring Year 1

    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Concentration B562 Biostatistics II for Public Health (3 credits)
    • Elective* Choose a 1 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)


    Summer Year 1

    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Experience B602 Internship in Biostatistics (3 credits)


    Fall Year 2

    • Concentration B571 Biostat. Methods I: Linear Models in PH (4 credits)
    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)


    Spring Year 2

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Concentration B572 Biostat. Methods II: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
    • Experience B701 Final Concentration Project (3 credits)

    *You must take a total of 10 credits of Public Health Electives = three 3 credit courses and one 1 credit course

  • Sample Part Time Schedule

    Fall Year 1

    • Core B551 Biostatistics for Public Health I (3 credits)
    • Concentration B552 Fundamentals of Data Management (3 credits)


    Spring Year 1

    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Concentration B562 Biostatistics II for Public Health (3 credits)


    Summer Year 1

    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)


    Fall Year 2

    • Concentration B571 Biostat. Methods I: Linear Models in PH (4 credits)
    • Core Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Core Course (3 credits)


    Spring Year 2

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Concentration B572 Biostat. Methods II: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)


    Fall Year 3

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Experience B602 Internship in Biostatistics (3 credits)


    Spring Year 3

    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)
    • Elective* Choose a 3 Credit Public Health Elective (3 credits)


    Fall Year 4

    • Experience B701 Final Concentration Project (3 credits)

    *You must take a total of 10 credits of Public Health Electives = three 3 credit courses and one 1 credit course

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