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 679a Advanced Statistical Programming in SAS and R 1
S&DS 541a Probability Theory 1
EPH 508a Foundations of Epidemiology for Public Health 1
EPH 507a Social Justice and Health Equity   1
EPH 100a Professional Skills Seminar 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0

Spring Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 525b Seminar in Biostatistics and Journal Club 0
BIS 625b Categorical Data Analysis 1
BIS 628b Longitudinal and Multilevel Data Analysis 1
BIS 630b Applied Survival Analysis 1
S&DS 542b Theory of Statistics 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 Practice I 1
EPH 510a Health Policy & Health Care Systems   1
Elective 1
Elective  1

Spring Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
BIS 681b Statistical Practice II 1
EPH 513b Social, Environmental, and Biological Determinants of Major Health Threats 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. 

**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. 7.10.2018