Biostatistics Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

Master's

REQUIRED COURSES: All Concentrations
  • EPI_BIO 301 Epidemiology I: Introduction to Epidemiology (1)
  • EPI_BIO 302 Biostatistics I: Introduction to Biostatistics (1)
  • EPI_BIO 401 Epidemiology II: Intermediate Epidemiology (1)
  • EPI_BIO 402 Biostatistics II: Intermediate Biostatistics (1)
  • EPI_BIO 305 Data Management & Programming (1)
  • EPI_BIO 306 R Programming (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 441 Ethical Issues in Clinical Research (.5)
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES AND SELECTIVES: Concentration in Population Health Analytics

Required Courses

  • EPI_BIO 427 Practical Issues in Population Studies (0.5)
  • EPI_BIO 501 Epidemiology III: Advanced Epidemiology (1)
  • EPI_BIO 561 Thesis (0.5)
  • PUB_HLTH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication (1)
  • HSIP 445 Data Science for Population and Clinical Researchers (1)

Selectives (Choose 1 credit)

  • EPI_BIO 418 Obesity Epidemiology (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 412 Cardiovascular Epidemiology (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 524 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 499 Independent study
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES AND SELECTIVES: Concentration in Statistical Bioinformatics

Required Courses

  • EPI_BIO 303 Introduction to Probability Theory (1)
  • EPI_BIO 403 Statistical Inference (1)
  • EPI_BIO 502 Biostatistics III: Advanced Biostatistics (1)
  • EPI_BIO 428 Bioinformatics and Data Mining (1)

Selectives (Choose 1.5 credits)

  • IGP_485 Data Science for Biomedical Researchers (1)
  • EPI_BIO 529 Statistical Genetics (.5)
  • PUB_HLTH 499 Independent Study
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES: Concentration in Statistical Methods and Practice

Required Courses

  • EPI_BIO 303 Introduction to Probability Theory (1)
  • EPI_BIO 403 Statistical Inference (1)
  • EPI_BIO 406 Clinical Trials (1)
  • EPI_BIO 502 Biostatistics III: Advanced Biostatistics (1)
  • EPI_BIO 521 Survival Analysis (1)
  • EPI_BIO 560 Statistical Consulting (.5)
ELECTIVES: Some courses below are Required or Selectives for some Concentrations
Concentration in Population Health Analytics (2.5 credits)
Concentration in Statistical Bioinformatics (2 credits)
Concentration in Statistical Methods and Practice (2 credits)
  • EPI_BIO 303 Introduction to Probability Theory (1)
  • EPI_BIO 403 Statistical Inference (1)
  • EPI_BIO 406 Clinical Trials (1)
  • EPI_BIO 418 Obesity Epidemiology (1)
  • EPI_BIO 427 Practical Issues in Population Studies (0.5)
  • EPI_BIO 428 Bioinformatics and Data Mining (1)
  • EPI_BIO 429 Meta-Analysis in the Medical Sciences (1)
  • EPI_BIO 501 Epidemiology III: Advanced Epidemiology (1)
  • EPI_BIO 502 Biostatistics III: Advanced Biostatistics (1)
  • EPI_BIO 521 Survival Analysis (1)
  • EPI_BIO 527 Missing Data Methods (.5)
  • EPI_BIO 529 Statistical Genetics (.5)
  • EPI_BIO 560 Statistical Consulting (.5)
  • EPI_BIO 565 Clinical Database Management (.5) 
  • PUB_HLTH 301 Behavior, Society and Health
  • PUB_HLTH 303 Environmental Health Sciences (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 412 Cardiovascular Epidemiology (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 320 The Role of Community in Public Health (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 390 Introduction to International Public Health  (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 393 Introduction to Health and Human Rights (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 323 Social Determinants of Health (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 412 Control and Prevention of Infectious Disease in the Community (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 414 Injury and Public Health (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 415 Health Promotion (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 416 Program Evaluation (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 417 Public Health Law: Promoting Healthy Youth Development (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 420 Introduction to the Health Management (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 415 Health Promotion (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 417 Public Health Law: Promoting Healthy Youth Development (1)
  • PUB HLTH 425 Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
  • PUB_HLTH 426 Cancer Epidemiology (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 439 Qualitative Research Methods (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 443 Humanitarian Relief and Health (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication (1)
  • PUB HLTH 448 Introduction to Maternal Child Health (1)
  • PUB HLTH 449 Public Health Policy (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 499 Independent Study (1)
  • PUB_HLTH 524 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (1)
  • IGP_485 Data Science for Biomedical Researchers (1)
THESIS/COMP
  • Concentration in Population Health Analytics: Thesis Project
  • Concentration in Statistical Bioinformatics: Comprehensive Exam
  • Concentration in Statistical Methods and Practice: Comprehensive Exam