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Arnold School of Public Health


Graduate Degrees in Biostatistics

Our master 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. 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.