About The MPH With Biostatistics Concentration
The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health offers two different master’s degrees with a focus on Biostatistics: a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Biostatistics and a Master of Science (MS) in Biostatistics.
The 45-credit MPH degree with a concentration in Biostatistics provides a comprehensive foundation in public health, with an emphasis on using biostatistics to understand and solve public health challenges. This option is the best fit for students who plan to seek employment in the public health field, as well as those pursuing an MPH in another concentration and those with a terminal degree, such as an MD or PhD, in a related field who wish to add additional quantitative abilities to their skill set. MPH students take a combination of public health core courses, public health concentration courses, public health elective courses, a practical experience course and a capstone course.
The 36-credit Master of Science in Biostatistics provides highly focused training in statistical theory and biostatistical methods, with an emphasis on their application in a broad array of health sciences. Students in this program are trained to be professional biostatisticians who are well qualified for employment in government and private health agencies, industry and research institutes. The MS program also serves as excellent preparation for doctoral programs in Biostatistics.