Student/Alumni Profiles

Biostatistics is a science that addresses theory and techniques for describing, analyzing, and interpreting health data. The discipline is primarily focused on applications to problems in the health, medical, and biological sciences.

The MPH with a concentration in biostatistics is a 43-credit professional degree that prepares graduates to work in public health services as practitioners, researchers, administrators, and consultants. A full-time student may complete our program in 2 years. Part-time students may take up to 4 years to complete the program. The majority of courses are offered in the evenings.

In addition to coursework, all biostatistics master's students are required to complete a capstone experience that occurs after all courses are completed and includes:

  • A project (usually data analysis or report suitable for publication)
  • An internship of at least 240 hours

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