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MPH Biostatistics

Offered On Campus in Tucson

The MPH program in Biostatistics is offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The educational objective of the MPH degree in Biostatistics is to prepare individuals to work effectively as biostatisticians in a variety of public health, epidemiological and clinical research settings. The biostatistics area of study has led to collaboration in science and with investigators in nearly every aspect related to health. Biostatistics has also made major contributions to our understanding of diseases such as AIDS, cancer, and coronary heart disease.

Curriculum

Biostatistics MPH Concentration Competencies and Assessment Methods

Required Core Courses (15 units)

Required Biostatistics Courses (18 units)

Elective Courses (minimum 9 units)

At least 6 elective units from the following courses

Total Minimum Credit Requirement = 42 units

Application Deadlines

Fall Application Deadlines

Priority:  January 5

Secondary:  March 1

Late:  After March 1, in the event that the program is not full, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 15.

Students who apply by the priority deadline will be given the highest priority for admissions and consideration for scholarships and assistantships.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree with 3.0 GPA
  • One course in college-level introductory, human, or general biology
  • One course in college-level calculus and/or linear algebra
  • Two letters of recommendation (up to five letters can be submitted)
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • GRE or MCAT scores required for all applicants
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
  • Relevant work/volunteer experience strengthens all applications
  • Detailed admissions criteria

How to Apply

Apply online through SOPHAS, the centralized application service for all of the accredited schools and programs of public health.

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Milestones

Typical time to completion: 2 years full-time students, 3-4 years part-time students.

Average time to completion: 2.07

Program Steps to Completion (Full-time student timeline):

  • Attend mandatory new student orientation
  • First year is devoted to course work
  • Attend fall and spring semester MPH Internship Conference
  • Each Spring, complete an Annual Progress Report with Faculty Advisor
  • Second year is devoted to coursework and Internship project
  • 3rd semester, determine internship project, form Internship Committee and complete all planning items
  • Fourth semester, successfully complete and present internship project at Internship Conference, and submit final internship and graduation items.

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