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The Department of Biostatistics & Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health is a leader in statistical methods and informatics research and programming.  Students interested in pursuing academic and professional careers in biostatistics and informatics can choose from several graduate and doctoral programs of study.

The MS in Biostatistics program targets students interested in working as biostatisticians, or in pursuing a PhD in Biostatistics. The MS requires a year of recent calculus with good grades, 25 credits of biostatistics courses including the statistical theory sequence BIOS 6631 or BIOS 6632, and a thesis or research paper.  All MS coursework is required for the PhD. Students interested in a less mathematical program with broader exposure to Public Health should consider the MPH in Applied Biostatistics concentration.

The Department offers the following degrees: Master of Public Health in Applied Biostatistics, Master of Science in Biostatistics and Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics.  The Department also supports the Public Health Sciences Certificate program.

 

MPH - Applied Biostatistics 

Master of Public Health - Applied Biostatistics

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.

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 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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MS Biostatistics 

Master of Science - Biostatistics

The MS in Biostatistics exposes students to a wide variety of studies and research interests including longitudinal data, statistical genetics and genomics, clinical trials, infectious disease, and cancer research.

The program targets students with strong skills and training in mathematics with the interest to apply math in health care and biological settings.  Students pursuing the MS look forward to rewarding careers in academia, research, public health and private industry.  Potential positions include analysis and design of health studies, clinical trials, drug development and public health studies.

The MS in Biostatistics program targets students interested in working as biostatisticians, or in pursuing a PhD in Biostatistics.  The MS requires a year of recent calculus with grades of B+ or better, 25 credits of biostatistics courses including the statistical theory sequence BIOS 6631/66​32, 6 credits of Public Health and Epidemiology, and a thesis or research paper.  All MS coursework is required for the PhD.  Students interested in a less mathematical program with broader exposure to Public Health should consider the MPH/Applied Biostatistics concentration.

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PhD - Biostatistics 

PhD - Biostatistics

The Doctor of Philosophy in biostatistics prepares students for advanced study and research in biostatistics.  The program targets students with strong skills and training in mathematics and statistics who are interested in applications in health care and biological settings.

PhD biostatisticians typically function as independent investigators or key collaborators and co-investigators with researchers in other areas.  In this role they take the lead in designing studies and analyses.  Many continue to teach and carry out research developing new statistical methods.  Areas of faculty research include analysis of longitudinal data, clinical trials, statistical methods in genetics and genomics, causal modeling, treatment of missing data and imputation, and power and sample size analysis.

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