The M.P.H. in Biostatistics program provides training in biostatistics methods as they apply to population health. In addition to a broad range of foundational knowledge in public health, courses emphasize intermediate to advanced applied statistical methods and statistical programming commonly used in public health research and practice. Students also learn data interpretation and communication, along with epidemiological study design and methods.
Over the past decade in the United States, demand has increased for individuals well trained in the field of biostatistics to collaborate in public health research and program evaluation. The increasing use of electronic health records, population-based health surveys, large-scale community-based interventions and evaluations of health care reform initiatives are a few examples in which biostatistics is essential for public health. Graduates of the program are equipped to pursue careers in local, state and federal agencies, health and medical centers and research institutions.
Students graduating from this track will be able to: