Biostatistics and Data Science Degree Programs

Biostatistics utilizes statistical reasoning and quantitative methods applied to public health, medical settings, and research. Biostatistics involves the collection and analysis of data and the interpretation, inference, and visualization of these results.  

The Department of Biostatistics and Data Science offers the following degrees:

The MSPH program in Biostatistics emphasizes applied data analysis in the areas of public health and medicine, by preparing students to analyze data in a wide range of settings, including industrial health surveillance and research programs; local, state, and federal government agencies; pharmaceutical research divisions; university research programs; and consulting firms.

The Master of Science in Biostatistics educates students in the basic methods of mathematical and applied statistics for health data analysis. Through courses in epidemiology and related subjects, students become familiar with the general areas of public health to which statistical methodologies may be applied

The PhD program in Biostatistics educates advanced students in the theory and application of biostatistics and data science methods and prepares them to be on the forefront of leadership in these areas.

The Combined Degree Program is a path for continuous study from the bachelor’s degree through a master’s level professional degree at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.