Curriculum Outline

Specialization Option

Epidemiology

Biostatistics

MPH Core Courses

15 credits

Required for all specializations

PH 75000  Fundamentals of Biostatistics
(or PH 75100 Principles of Biostatistics)

PH 75200  Fundamentals of Epidemiology
(or PH 75300 Principles of Epidemiology)

PH 75400  Fundamentals of Environmental Health

PH 75500  Fundamentals of Social & Behavioral Health

PH 75600  Fundamentals of Health Policy & Management

Required Specialization Courses

15 credits

Prerequisites: PH 751 & PH 753

BIOS 75000 - Applied Biostatistics I (cross- listed with STAT 75000)

BIOS 75100 - Applied Biostatistics II (cross-listed with STAT 75100; prerequisite BIOS 75000)

EPI 75000 - Epidemiological Methods I: Study Research Design (cross-listed with GC PH 820)

EPI 75100 - Epidemiological Methods II: Survey and Research Methods (cross-listed with GC PH 821; prerequisites BIOS 75000, EPI 75000)

EPI 75200 - Applied Research: Data Management and Analysis (prerequisites BIOS 75000, EPI 75000, EPI 75100

Elective Courses

9 credits

  Pre-requisite: PH751 and PH753



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

EPI 75300 - Clinical Trials and Experimental Design

EPI 75400 - Social Epidemiology

EPI 75500 - Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases

EPI 75600 - Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

EPI 75700 - Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

EPI 75800 - Nutritional Epidemiology

EPI 75900 - Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology

EPI 77000 - Special topics in Epidemiology methods

One relevant course in biostatistics (e.g. BIOS 75200 or BIOS 75400)

One course in data mapping (e.g. PH 72300 Mapping Public Health Data)

One course in demography (e.g. DEM 70100 or DEM 70200)

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 75200 - Categorical Data Analysis (cross-listed with STAT 75200)

BIOS 75300 - Longitudinal Data Analysis (cross-listed with STAT 75300)

BIOS 75400 - Design & Analysis of Complex Surveys (cross-listed with STAT 75400)

BIOS 75500 - Survival Analysis (cross-listed with STAT 75500)

BIOS 75600 - Data Analysis (cross-listed with STAT 71600)

BIOS 75800 - Analysis of Variance (cross listed with STAT 71800)

STAT 70100 - Advanced Probability I (prereq Calculus III, or Calculus II and Matrix Algebra)

STAT 70300 – Mathematical Statistics (prereq STAT 70100 or permission of Math/Stat Dept)

STAT 70600 - General Linear Models I (prereq Calculus III, STAT 70100, STAT 70300)

STAT 70700 - General Linear Models II (prereq Calculus III, STAT 70100, STAT 70300, STAT 70600)

STAT 72600 - Theory & Methods of Sampling (prereq Calculus III, STAT 70100)

One relevant course in epidemiology (e.g. EPI 75300)

One course in data mapping (e.g. PH 72300 Mapping Public Health Data)

One course in experimental design from another field

(Biostatistics students are encouraged to take calculus-based probability courses e.g. STAT 70100.)

Fieldwork

3 credits

PH 73700 Supervised Fieldwork (180 hours)

Culminating Experience

3 credits

PH 73800 Capstone Project (Paper or Master's Essay)

Portfolio

Total Credits Required

45

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