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. Students learn to assist in selecting research design appropriate for the goals of the research, estimate sample size requirements, establish and maintain databases, select and conduct the appropriate statistical analysis, and communicate the results of the analysis orally and in writing fields of public health. Coursework concentrates on developing these statistical skills through the use of actual data sets and computerized statistical software packages.
For MSPH in Biostatistics:
Students applying to the Master of Science in Public Health in Biostatistics program must meet the school's general admission requirements.
The MSPH degree in Biostatistics for MD/MPH students requires a total of 42 credits, including 10 transfer credits for successful completion of public health relevant coursework at the Tulane School of Medicine (SOM).
SPHTM Foundational Requirements (15 credits)
MSPH in Biostatistics - Required Courses (15 credits)
Elective courses (2-3 credits)
Selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.
Other Elective Credits (10 credits)
MD/MPH students receive 10 credits transferred from the Tulane SOM for successfully completing specific coursework with public health relevance.
Practicum (SPHL 9980)
All GBDS MD/MPH students must complete a 200-hour field practicum during the MD/MPH Rotation, for which they will register in the SOM during their T3 or T4 year.
Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)
MD/MPH students earning a MSPH in Biostatistics conduct a Public Health Analysis, typically between the end of T2 and T4 year.
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