General Program Information
David Shoham, PhD, MSPH, Chair, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
College of Public Health
902 W. Maple St.
Jennifer Hunt, Lecturer
College of Public Health
Office 51M Lamb Hall
Faculty: Billy Brooks; Ying Liu, Mildred Maisonet, Megan Quinn, David Shoham, Shimin Zheng
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) is a professional degree that offers competency-based preparation for public health practice in five different concentration areas - Biostatistics, Community Health, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Services Administration. Each concentration provides students with the required knowledge and skills to work in the respective area.
The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology offers the M.P.H. concentrations for biostatistics and epidemiology. For the other concentrations, please see the appropriate department.
Many courses are available in an online format through distance education technology. The M.P.H. concentration in Biostatistics can be obtained in a fully online format.
Biostatistics is a quantitative field in which students learn how to collect, manage, and analyze public health data. Students taking this concentration will learn basic analytical methods and the use of statistical software. Those with knowledge and skills in biostatistics are important in helping to analyze data so that public health prevention and control methods can be used to prevent disease and promote health. Students taking this concentration should have a strong aptitude and skills in mathematics.
Program Admission Requirements
Applicants to this program are required to use the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) which can be accessed at http://www.sophas.org. Please check the SOPHAS web site for the application deadlines for your desired start term.
The priority application deadline is February 1st (for early admissions decision, consideration for Graduate Assistantships, and Tuition Scholarships).
Admission to the graduate program in Public Health is based upon scholarship, letters of recommendation, and evidence of potential for success in a graduate program, including: A minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission. Applicants with a GPA of less than 3.2 are encouraged to submit the GRE scores with their application.
For additional information, please contact the MPH Program Coordinator, email@example.com.
Students who have completed the Biostatistics Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH in Biostatistics may have up to thirteen (13) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study.
A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Global Health and later wishes to pursue the Master of Public Health may apply up to nine credits of the certificate credits into the master’s degree with approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies. All credit, however, must meet the GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limits.
Students who have completed the Health Care Management Graduate Certificate may apply, with approval, up to thirteen (13) credits of coursework in the certificate program into the M.P.H., M.B.A., or M.S.N. degree programs.
A student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Health Data Analytics and wishes to pursue the Master of Public Health may apply the certificate credits into the master’s degree with approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies.
Students who have completed the Public Health Graduate Certificate and subsequently are admitted into the MPH may have up to sixteen (16) of the certificate credits applied toward the degree program of study as long as the courses fall within the matriculation limits and a grade of B (3.0) or better was earned for the course.
Public Health, M.P.H. Degree Requirements: 43-46 credits
|Advisor Approved Electives
See MPH Student Handbook for details on progression in the program including requirements for graduation.
Public Health, M.P.H. Core Requirements: 16-19 credits
Biostatistics Concentration: 12 credits
Advisor Approved Electives: 6 credits
Take 6 credits of Advisor Approved electives.
Field Experience: 6 credits