Biostatistics Curriculum

Curriculum Total Credits: 60

The objective of the Biostatistics option is to combine comprehensive training in public health with specific instruction in the principles and methods of Biostatistics to prepare theoretically grounded, culturally competent, and technically skilled public health professionals.

Core Courses 16 credits Credits
H 525 Principles & Practices of Epidemiology 3
H 524 Introduction to Biostatistics 4
H 533 Health Systems Organization 3
H 512 Environmental and Occupational Health 3
H 571 Principles of Health Behavior 3
Option Required Courses 25 credits Credits
H 526 Epidemiological Methods 3
H 580 Linear Regression and Analysis of Time to Event Data 4
H 581 Generalized Linear Models and Categorical Data Analysis 4
H 582 Analysis of Correlated Health Data 3
H 584 Analysis of Intervention Studies and Clinical Trials 3
ST 521 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 4
ST 522 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics 4
Area of Focus Minimum of 13 credits Credits
H 564 Computing Tools and Health Data Analysis 3
H 566 Data Mining in Public Health 3
H 570 Workflow Analysis and Data Management 3
H 573 Hierarchical/Multilevel Modeling 3
H 578 Introduction to Molecular Epidemiology I 3
H 579 Introduction to Molecular Epidemiology II 3
H 586 Bayesian Biostatistics in Public Health 3
H 587 Time to Event Analysis of Health Data 3
H 592 Spatial Biostatistics and Epidemiology 3
H 599 Advanced Epidemiology Methods 3
ST 507 Section 1 Consulting Practicum.  Students must take Section 1 1
ST 515 Design and Analysis of Planned Experiments 3
ST 531 Sampling Methods 3
ST 539 Survey Methods 3
Alternatively, graduate courses may be chosen from one of the MPH options or elsewhere with advice of the program coordinator and the student’s adviser.
Field Experience 6 credits Credits
H 510 Internship 6
Final Oral Examination
A final oral examination is required of all students in the Biostatistics option