MPH in Biostatistics


The Biostatistics department is unique within IUPUI in that it resides within two schools, the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and the IU School of Medicine.

The department is home to a renowned, award-winning and connected faculty. Professor Constantin Yiannoutsos, PhD, is the co-director of the East Africa Regional Consortium of the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA-EA) and has been a leader in developing biostatistical methods to support Implementation Science in the HIV treatment ‘cascade.’

Professor Ying Zhang, PhD, is heavily involved in the NIH/NINDS-funded PREDICT-HD project as a site PI; he studies the early progression of Huntington disease and is seeking to discover progression biomarkers for this neurodegenerative disease. The faculty’s research interests are varied and focused on important local and global health issues.

MPH Biostatistics concentration advisor: William Fadel, PhD

Meet our Biostatistics faculty


All MPH candidates must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 45 credits. For those pursuing the Biostatistics concentration, the curriculum includes required core courses, Biostatistics courses, and elective courses. In addition, each student must complete an internship and a final concentration project.


The MPH with a concentration in biostatistics focuses on 12 core competencies that serve as a measure of growth and criteria for assessment. 


Students may start the MPH program in either the fall or spring semester. The application deadlines are:

To begin in the fall
  • U.S. application deadline: July 1
  • International application deadline: April 1
To begin in the spring
  • U.S. application deadline: November 1
  • International application deadline: September 15

For detailed admissions criteria and instructions for applying to the Master of Public Health degree, click a button below.