Oct 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Biostatistics, Graduate Certificate*

General Program Information

David Shoham, PhD, MSPH, Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
College of Public Health
902 W. Maple St.
(423) 439-4477
Email: shoham@etsu.edu
College website: www.etsu.edu/cph

Dr. Mildred Maisonet, Graduate Coordinator
149H Lamb Hall 
Box 70259
(423) 439-4486

This graduate certificate in biostatistics is designed to meet the needs of public health practitioners who desire additional training in biostatistics. It provides training in quantitative skills used in health departments, managed care organizations, community-based organizations, international health agencies, and state and federal agencies.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Use statistical techniques in the design of observational and experimental studies found in public health research and practice;
  • Develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the use of statistical techniques and common statistical software packages for the analysis of health data;
  • Apply probability distributions to public health outcomes; and
  • Effectively communicate statistical methods, results, and conclusions with other public health professionals and the community at large.

Admission to the Program

The criteria for admission to the Biostatistics Graduate Certificate Program include:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Application materials which must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include:

  1. an application;
  2. three (3) letters of recommendation; and
  3. transcripts from all colleges attended.

All applications will be evaluated by an admission committee. Letters of recommendation are waived for applicants of the Tennessee Workforce Development Consortium.

Articulation Agreement

Students who have completed the Biostatistics Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH in Biostatistics may have up to fifteen (15) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study.

Biostatistics, Graduate Certificate Requirements: 15 credits

Required Courses 15 credits
TOTAL 15 credits

Additional Information

The Biostatistics graduate certificate is awarded to students who have been officially admitted to the program and have successfully completed 15 credits of approved coursework. A student may use a course from the following list to replace a required course previously taken at another institution, or completed in fulfillment of another degree at ETSU.

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see https://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/documents/gainfulemployment/biostatistics