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Master of Public Health

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MPH students receive training for a career in public health. Those specializing in biostatistics are trained in the application of statistical principles and methods to problems in health sciences, medicine, and biology. Biostatistics is one of the primary skills needed for the development and practice of public health – the methods of this discipline are appropriate for quantifying the possible effects of risk factors and health interventions on individuals and groups. A graduate of the Biostatistics MPH program is able to specify and produce valid study designs, perform database management and produce working tables and statistical summaries, analyze data in terms of stated hypotheses, generate new hypotheses, and interpret study results.


Successful MPH applicants have undergraduate training or experience in biology, health, and basic statistics and/or data analysis.

How to Apply

For more information on how to apply visit the YSPH Admissions website

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Interdisciplinary Programs

The Yale School of Public Health encourages students to complement their departmental studies through a variety of interdisciplinary concentrations, tracks and programs. Read more about our:

and explore ways to customize and enhance your degree.