The Master of Public Health concentration in applied biostatistics trains students to apply analytic methods and statistical reasoning to characterize, investigate, and address problems in public health and medicine. Students are trained to use statistical measures and good information management practices to collect, manage, protect, analyze, interpret and present health data.
In addition to a wide variety of exciting applications, rewarding career opportunities are available in local, state, and federal health agencies, health and medical centers, and research institutes. Concentration coursework includes: biostatistical methods, data analysis, and managing public health data. Elective coursework includes: clinical trials, longitudinal and survival analysis, statistical consulting, statistical genetics and genomics, and analytic epidemiology.
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 degree is also an excellent supplement to a previous degree or career path in a content area, to further develop analytic skills and knowledge. The concentration is flexible and requires 15-24 credits of
biostatistics courses, but does not require the statistical theory sequence
BIOS 6631/6632. Students in the MPH in Applied Biostatistics are
strongly encouraged to take the more advanced applied sequence BIOS 6611/6612,
which requires a semester of calculus, rather than the introductory MPH applied
sequence BIOS 6601/6602. The MPH in Applied Biostatistics does
not prepare students for PhD work in Biostatistics.
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