MPH: Biostatistics Concentration

MPH: Biostatistics Concentration

Boston University - Boston, MA

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The Master of Public Health program with a concentration in biostatistics provides the skills to design, analyze, and interpret the results of public health studies. Biostatistics students learn the quantitative skills to prepare them for collaboration in public health research and surveillance projects that will aid in prevention and treatment of diseases and development of public health policy. Biostatisticians provide expertise on the design, analysis, and interpretation of a wide range of studies, including clinical trials for new drugs and devices, epidemiological studies to identify risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, and observational studies for genetic and environmental risk factors for disease. Professionals with training in biostatistics are in tremendous demand, and that demand is expected to grow. The program emphasizes the statistical aspects of research, including study design, data management statistical analysis, and appropriate interpretation of statistical results. Through such courses as biostatistics, advanced regression analysis, and statistical computing, students learn the statistical applications important for public health and medical research. Graduates are prepared for further study or careers in research, project management, academia, or the private sector.

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