Biostatistics — M.P.H.
The M.P.H. degree curriculum in biostatistics includes courses in biostatistics, computer programming, and epidemiology. A research project is required, but not a thesis.
This degree curriculum is intended to prepare graduates for a career in public health, including the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data.
Upon completion of the M.P.H. degree curriculum in biostatistics, the graduate should be able to:
- Apply a wide range of contemporary statistical methods to health-related issues.
- Assist in design and implementation of research studies, including formulating research questions, appropriate study designs, sample size, sampling scheme, data-collection methods, and analyses.
- Critically review literature relevant to statistical methods and interpretation.
- Serve as statistical consultant to health professionals on research projects.
Educational effectiveness indicators
Program learner outcomes as evidenced by:
- Signature assignments linked to course and noncourse requirements
- Field practicum report
- Culminating experience
In addition to the entrance requirements for all M.P.H. degrees, applicants to the M.P.H. program in biostatistics must have:
- Calculus (one course)
|Public Health Core|
|PCOR 501||Public Health for Community Resilience||5|
|PCOR 502||Public Health for a Healthy Lifestyle||5|
|PCOR 503||Public Health and Health Systems||5|
|EPDM 509||Principles of Epidemiology||3|
|EPDM 510||Epidemiologic Methods I||3|
|EPDM 515||Clinical Trials||3|
|STAT 521||Biostatistics I||4|
|STAT 522||Biostatistics II||4|
|STAT 523||Biostatistics III||4|
|STAT 525||Applied Multivariate Analysis||3|
|STAT 535||Modern Nonparametric Statistics||3|
|STAT 545||Survival Analysis||3|
|STAT 548||Analytical Applications of SAS||2|
|STAT 557||Research Data Management||3|
|STAT 564||Survey and Advanced Research Methods||3|
|STAT 569||Advanced Data Analysis||3|
|STAT 594||Statistical Consulting||2|
|RELE 534||Ethical Issues in Public Health (or REL_)||3|
|Practicum units are in addition to the minimum didactic units required for the degree|
|Public Health Practicum (Minimum of 4 units/200 hours)|
or PHCJ 798B
|Public Health Practicum|
During their program, students are required to attend a minimum of fifteen forums in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and/or in the Adventist Health Study.
For two of the three options (Demonstrating Proficiency and Service to the Profession), students in the Biostatistics MPH program will be required to deliver an oral presentation and prepare a manuscript.
Normal time to complete the program
2 years (7 academic quarters) based on less than full-time enrollment