The MPH degree in Biostatistics includes core courses in biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health services, and social and behavioral sciences. In addition, students are required to complete a public health practicum and write a research-based master's thesis. The degree is designed for individuals who anticipate careers as data analysts in public health research or practice and for individuals who plan doctoral work in public health or biomedical field, but who want more methodological training than those PhD programs offer.
The Biostatistics MPH degree provides quantitative research training to individuals who hold a doctoral level degree in another field (e.g., MD, PhD) or are concurrently pursuing such a degree. The MPH will not be awarded until the doctoral degree is conferred.