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. One
master program (Master of Science in Public Health) and one doctoral path (Doctor
of Philosophy) are available.
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.