The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology educates students on campus and health care professionals online to promote health and prevent disease. It prepares students to work with diverse populations and to serve in a variety of settings in government, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and communities.
The biostatistics concentration offers curricula leading to the master of science (MS) degree and the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree. Our degree programs provide the theoretical and applied statistical methods necessary to design laboratory, medical, and public health studies; to undertake quantitative evaluation and measurement; and to use statistical inferences to arrive at appropriate conclusions from medical and public health data. Visit the Biostatistics website for more information.
The epidemiology concentration offers curricula leading to the master of public health (MPH) degree, the master of science (MS) degree, and the doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree. The primary goal of epidemiology is to foster the prevention or early detection of disease by describing the distribution of various diseases in human populations, identifying the determinants of diseases through research, and aiding in the development and evaluation of health programs. Our degree programs provide students with the strong analytic and quantitative skills necessary for etiologic research, disease surveillance, program evaluation, and public health practice. Visit the Epidemiology website for more information.