There exists a plethora of new analytical and statistical techniques available in biostatistics. Many individuals getting academic degrees in biostatistics outside of public health have little opportunity to enhance their education with courses from other disciplines in public health. Consequently, the need for individuals to be the link between public health researchers and statistical programmers and biostatisticians is increasing. The objective of the MPH degree with a biostatistics concentration in the COPH is to train individuals to be the bridge between scientist, researcher, statistician, and programmer.
The Department of Biostatistics includes faculty members actively involved in design and analysis of research studies in many different biological and human health-related disciplines. Students seeking to specialize in Biostatistics are offered the opportunity to collaborate extensively on research projects funded in various state and federal agencies, and in the private sector, thus preparing them for careers in academics, government and private industry.
This program is supported by the Department of Biostatistics .
Completion of all course requirements, including the two final projects (preceptorship and culminating experience), ensures that graduates have attained the MPH core competencies and the MPH with a concentration in Biostatistics competencies:
Biology Competency Requirement: Students are required to pass all 3 exams or successfully complete the courses prior to or within the first semester of coursework. Courses do NOT count toward the minimum 42 credit hours for the MPH degree. View more information on Public Health Biology Competency exam.
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