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The DrPH with a concentration in Biostatistics is offered by the Department of Biostatistics.

The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) with a concentration in Biostatistics provides a balance between application of biostatistics and public health theory and management for those with an interest in public health leadership and research.

Students will be trained to:

  • apply advanced biostatistical techniques to public health research, and
  • demonstrate an understanding of probability, estimation, and inference and applied to the analysis of public health research.

The DrPH program is designed to produce graduates with doctoral-level applied biostatistics training, with an additional focus in a public health area of specialization.

Further details about the Department of Biostatistics Graduate Programs and funding opportunities can be obtained by contacting the Student Coordinator and Administrative Program Director, Nicole Cross, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Vice Chair of Education, Dr. Stacey Cofield, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Applicants should have a minimum of a bachelors degree, including a course in linear algebra and two semesters of calculus. Applicants with a BS/BA or advanced statistics or biostatistics degrees can be admitted directly into the DrPH program but must successfully complete the MPH and concentration-specific prerequisite courses. Applicants with an MPH/MSPH or equivalent degree not in their concentration will take the necessary concentration prerequisites only. Experience in public health research is preferred. Other aspects of an applicant's record, such as educational achievement, professional experience, and clarity of career goals are helpful in determining admissibility.

Review the minimum requirements for admission to the School of Public Health.

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