Curriculum Outline

Specialization Option

Epidemiology

Biostatistics

MPH Core Courses

15 credits

Required for all specializations

PH 751 - Principles of Biostatistics

PH 753 - Principles of Epidemiology

PH 754 - Environmental Health and Safety

PH 755 - Urban Health and Society

PH 756 - Public Health and Health Care Policy and Management

Required Specialization Courses

15 credits

Prerequisites: PH 751 & PH 753

BIOS 750 - Applied Biostatistics I (cross- listed with STAT 750)

BIOS 751 - Applied Biostatistics II (cross-listed with STAT 751; prerequisite BIOS 750)

EPI 750 - Epidemiological Methods I: Study Research Design (cross-listed with GC PH 820)

EPI 751 - Epidemiological Methods II: Survey and Research Methods (cross-listed with GC PH 821; prerequisites BIOS 750, EPI 750)

EPI 752 - Applied Research: Data Management and Analysis (prerequisites BIOS 750, EPI 750, EPI 751

Elective Courses

9 credits

  Pre-requisite: PH751 and PH753



Epidemiology students choose 3 of the following, 2 of which must be EPI courses:

EPI 753 - Clinical Trials and Experimental Design

EPI 754 - Social Epidemiology

EPI 755 - Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases

EPI 756 - Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

EPI 757 - Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

EPI 758 - Nutritional Epidemiology

EPI 759 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

EPI 770 - Special topics in Epidemiology methods

One relevant course in biostatistics (e.g. Bios 752 or Bios 754)

One course in data mapping (e.g. PH 723 Mapping Public Health Data)

One course in demography (e.g. DEM 701 or DEM 702)

One course in quantitative methods from another field  (upon advisor approval)


Biostatistics students choose 3 of the following, 2 of which must be BIOS or STAT courses:

BIOS 752 - Categorical Data Analysis (cross-listed with STAT 752)

BIOS 753 - Longitudinal Data Analysis (cross-listed with STAT 753)

BIOS 754 - Design & Analysis of Complex Surveys (cross-listed with STAT 754)

BIOS 755 - Survival Analysis (cross-listed with STAT 755)

BIOS 756 - Data Analysis (cross-listed with STAT 716)

BIOS 758 - Analysis of Variance (cross listed with STAT 718)

STAT 701 - Advanced Probability I (prereq Calculus III, or Calculus II and Matrix Algebra)

STAT 703 – Mathematical Statistics (prereq STAT 701 or permission of Math/Stat Dept)

STAT 706 - General Linear Models I (prereq Calculus III, STAT 701, STAT 703)

STAT 707 - General Linear Models II (prereq Calculus III, STAT 701, STAT 703, STAT 706)

STAT 726 - Theory & Methods of Sampling (prereq Calculus III, STAT 701)

One relevant course in epidemiology (e.g. EPI753)

One course in data mapping (e.g. PH 723 Mapping Public Health Data)

One course in experimental design from another field

(Biostatistics students are encouraged to take calculus-based probability courses e.g. STAT701.)

Fieldwork

3 credits

PH 737 Supervised Fieldwork (210 hours)

Culminating Experience

3 credits

PH 738 Capstone Project (Paper or Master's Essay)

Portfolio

Total Credits Required

45

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