The Master of Public Health in Applied Biostatistics (MPH-AB) program is designed for students wanting a broad education in the field of public health, augmented with specialization in biostatistics and informatics. In addition to coursework in four other core areas of public health, students are exposed to a variety of commonly used statistical methods as well as their application in public health and medical research. Coursework, a practicum, and a capstone project provide experience with design, collection, management, analysis, interpretation and presentation of health data.
The Applied Biostatistics concentration in the MPH program (MPH/AB) targets students interested in a broader exposure to areas of public health, with specialization in biostatistics and analysis. The concentration is flexiable and requires 15-24 credits of biostatistics courses, but does not require the statistical theory sequence BIOS 6631/32. Students in the MPH/AB are strongly encouraged to take the more advanced applied sequence BIOS 6611/12, which requires a semester of calculus, rather than the introductory MPH applied sequence BIOS 6601/02. The MPH/AB does not prepare students for PhD work in Biostatistics.
Graduates look forward to rewarding careers in local, state and federal agencies, health and medical centers, pharmaceutical companies and research institutions, working in areas such as heart and lung disease, cancer, dental health, genetics, and infectious diseases, among others. This degree targets public health workers and researchers wishing to strengthen their analytic skills, and is particularly useful in combination with a previous research degree or experience. Students with strong skills, training and interest in mathematics and a desire to work primarily as biostatisticians in health care and biological settings should consider the MS in Biostatistics program.
NOTE: Students considering an MPH in Applied Biostatistics are strongly encouraged to take the more advanced sequence Biostatistical Methods BIOS 6611 or BIOS 6612, which requires a semester of calculus, rather than the introductory sequence Applied Biostatistics BIOS 6601 or BIOS 6602.
MPH Applied Biostatistics Curriculum
Core Courses (17 credits)
BIOS 6601/6611 Applied Biostatistics I 3 credits
EPID 6630 Epidemiology 3 credits
EHOH 6614 Environmental & Occupational Health 3 credits
CBHS 6610 Social & Behavioral Factors &
Health 3 credits
HSMP 6601 Health
Systems Management Policy 3 credits
PUBH 6600 Foundations in Public Health 2 credits
Courses (12 credits)
6602/6612 Applied Biostatistics II 3
BIOS 6623 Advanced Data
Analysis 3 credits
BIOS 6680 SAS Database Design and Management 3 credits
of 3 credits from the following:
Consulting I 1 credit
BIOS 6622 Statistical Consulting II 1 credit
BIOS 6629 Applied Survival & Longitudinal
Analysis 3 credits
BIOS 6648 Design of Clinical Trials 3 credits
BIOS 6655 Statistical Methods in Genetic
Association 3 credits
EPID 6631 Analytical Epidemiology 3 credits
BIOS 6631 Statistical Theory I 3 credits
EPID 6626 Research Methods in Epidemiology 3 credits
PUBH 6606 Practicum 2
PUBH 6955 Capstone
Project 2 credits