Master of Public Health in Biostatistics - Sample Two Year Plan of Study

The MPH in Biostatistics typically requires 20 course units for degree completion. Please note the course unit total is reduced for joint degree students.

Fall Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 525a Seminar in Biostatistics and Journal Club 0
BIS 623a Applied Regression Analysis 1
BIS 625a Categorical Data Analysis 1
BIS 679a Advanced Statistical Programming in SAS and R 1
CDE/EMD 508a Principles of Epidemiology I 1
EPH 100a Professional Skills Seminar 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0
STAT 541a Probability Theory 1

Spring Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 525b Seminar in Biostatistics and Journal Club 0
BIS 628b Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis 1
BIS 630b Applied Survival Analysis 1
STAT 542b Theory of Statistics 1
Elective 1
Elective 1

Summer Term

Number Title Course Units
EPH 520c Summer Internship 0

Fall Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
BIS 540a Fundamentals of Clinical Trials 1
BIS 678a Statistical Consulting 1
SBS 505a* Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health (or elective if taking SBS 537 in spring) 1
EHS 510a*   Principles of Environmental Health (or elective if taking EHS 503 in spring) 1
HPM 510a* Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems (or elective if taking HPM 560 in spring) 1

Spring Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
BIS 681b Statistical Consulting Lab 1
Elective 1
Elective  1
Elective 1
Elective 1

* Students are strongly encouraged to complete most, if not all, of the MPH core course requirements in the first year. Additionally, students have the option of taking SBS 505 (fall) or SBS 537 (spring), HPM 510 (fall) or HPM 560 (spring), and several EHS courses to meet the MPH core requirements.  

**Students may petition for exemption from any course for which they can demonstrate competency. Only the instructor for the course can grant an exemption. Student should check with instructor for requirements, and if exempted, have instructor sign form (available on YSPH website), then submit the form to the YSPH registrar. Another course will need to be taken to complete the number of required course units for the MPH degree.

Full-time student status is considered 4 course units or more per term.

rev.6.20.2017