A minimum of 44 credit hours is required for the Master of Science in Public Health with a major in Biostatistics. Students are required to have two semesters of calculus or will be expected to make up the deficit beyond the minimum program of study. Additional courses may be required to meet prerequisites or to accommodate electives. All department core courses must be passed with a grade of “B” or better. Failure to do so will necessitate repeating the course; these courses can only be repeated once.
The student may choose an elective from outside of this list, with the permission of their advisor.
The MSPH in Biostatistics program has been updated by removing Epid 745, which we felt was not helping our Biostatistics students. the MSPH in biostatistics will remove Bios 710 for 3 credits (which covered 3 software packages used in public health SAS, Stata & Microsoft Access). This 3 credit course is being replace by 3 separate 1-credit software classes. the first is Bios 709 1-credit, which covers SAS), the second is Bios 712 1-credit, which cover Stata. the third is Bios 711 1-creidt which covers R software. This combination of software is more appropriate for our biostatistics masters students. We also removed on credit of Bios 745 (seminar in Biostatistics) and replaced it with Bios 746 1-credit which covers introduction to complex survey data analysis. Our MSPH in Biostatistics student need to have an understanding of how to analyze complex survey data which this course covers.
Minor revisions, replace and restructure courses. No BOT, CHE, or SACS notification required.
Update will appear in the 1920 Graduate Bulletin to be published 2.15.19.