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MPH Degree Requirements in Biostatistics

2019-2020 Matriculation
The M.P.H. degree requires a total of 20 course units. The M.P.H. in Biostatistics (BIS) requires the student to complete or acquire an exemption from the following courses. Full time students must carry a minimum of 4 course units each semester. If a course is waived, a substitute course must be identified.

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MPH Core Courses (4 course units)

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes
EPH 508 Foundations of Epidemiology for Public Health 1 Fall    
EPH 507 Social Justice and Health Equity 1 Fall    
EPH 510 Health Policy and Health Care Systems 1 Fall    
EPH 513 Major Health Threats: Determinants and Solutions 1 Spring    
EPH 100 Professional Skills Series n/a Fall    
EPH 515 Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction n/a Fall    
EPH 520 Summer Internship (meets public health practice requirement) n/a Summer    

BIS Department Required Courses (9 course units)

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes
BIS 525/BIS 526 Seminar in Biostatistics and Journal Club (two semesters) n/a Fall/Spring    
BIS 540 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials 1 Fall    
BIS 623 Advanced Regression Models 1 Fall    
BIS 628 Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis 1 Spring    
BIS 630 Applied Survival Analysis 1 Spring    
BIS 678 Statistical Practice I 1 Fall    
BIS 679 Advanced Statistical Programming in SAS and R 1 Fall    
BIS 681 Statistical Practice II 1 Spring    
S&DS 541* Probability Theory 1 Fall    
S&DS 542* Theory of Statistics 1 Spring    

Elective Courses (7 course units)**

Course Title Units Term
Offered
Term
Taken
Notes
           
           
           
           
           
           

*These courses are offered in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

**See list of acceptable BIS elective courses

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