Curriculum for Biostatistics Area of Emphasis

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Curriculum for Biostatistics Area of Emphasis

Public Health Core (18 credits)

  • CHS 700R Research Methods for Public Health (3)
  • CHS 701 Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
  • CHS 712 Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 725 Health and the Environment (3)
  • CHS 755 Health Policy and Administration (3)
  • CHS 780 Biostatistics in Public Health (3)

Required Emphasis Courses (15 credits)

  • CHS 703R Applied Health Data Analysis (3)
  • CHS 753 Health Informatics (3)
  • CHS 782 Analysis of Categorical Data (3)
  • CHS 784 Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trials (3)
  • CHS 717 Applied Bayesian Statistics (3)

Electives (6 Credits)*

  • * Electives should be selected with advisor approval. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval and determine if pre-requisites are needed BEFORE signing up for the course.

MPH Culminating Experience (6 credits)

After completing the Biostatistics area of emphasis courses, students will complete a 270 hour internship in a community organization then a final capstone course.

  • CHS 798 Field studies in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 796 MPH Capstone (3)

Suggested Course Progression for the Biostatistics Emphasis (2 years Full-Time)

Suggested Course Progression for the Biostatistics Emphasis
SemesterCourseCredits
Summer #1 (first term)
  • CHS 700R: Research Methods (3)
3
Year 1: Fall semester
  • CHS 712: Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 780: Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
  • CHS 701: Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Health (3)
9
Year 1: Spring semester
  • CHS 753: Health Informatics (3)
  • CHS 703R: Applied Health Data Analysis (3)
  • CHS 717: Applied Bayesian Statistics (3)
  • CHS 755: Health Policy & Administration (3)
12
Summer #2:
  • CHS 798: MPH Internship (3) (prerequisites that must be passed with a grade of B- or better prior to beginning the internship: CHS 700R, 701, 712, 780, 703R, 753)
3
Year 2: Fall Semester
  • CHS 782: Analysis of Categorical Data (3)
  • CHS 784: Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trials (3)
  • Biostatistics elective (3)
9
Year 2: Spring Semester
  • Biostatistics Elective (3)
  • CHS 796: MPH Capstone (3)
  • CHS 725: Environmental Health (3)
9