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Arnold School of Public Health


Graduate Degrees in Biostatistics

Our master's and doctoral programs provide students with the necessary skills to apply statistical theory, methods and techniques to the planning, development and evaluation of health programs and problems.

As the need for health care and health care programs continues to grow, so does the requirement to evaluate these programs. A degree in biostatistics prepares prospective students to become theoretical researchers and applied statisticians of public health, giving them the tools to tackle health-related issues using statistical skills. Two master's programs (Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Public Health) and two doctoral paths (Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Public Health) are available.

Master of Public Health in Biostatistics (MPH)

Do you have prior public health experience? Then our Master of Public Health program is for you. Through quality lectures and field practice experiences, you will learn how to apply analytical and investigative biostatistical skills in a public health setting.

Master of Science in Public Health in Biostatistics (MSPH)

For students interested in acquiring the skills necessary for doing research in public health, our Master of Science in Public Health program prepares you, through lectures and practical experiences, for involvement in biostatistical research. It also prepares researchers to apply statistical techniques to health problems and issues.

Ph.D. in Biostatistics

If you aspire to teach at the college level, then the Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics is the advanced graduate degree for you — intended for students who want to pursue teaching and research careers. The major objective is to prepare an individual to develop and apply biostatistical principles and methods to public health problems.

Doctor of Public Health in Biostatistics (DrPH)

The Doctor of Public Health degree is designed specifically for students who are already practicing health professionals. This degree program prepares you in the application of research methods and provides you with a broad knowledge base for solving public health problems.