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DrPH in Biostatistics

Mission and Overview

The mission of the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree – Biostatistics program concentration is to prepare individuals to function as applied biostatisticians in public health and biomedical related fields. Biostatistics is the development and application of statistical reasoning and methods in addressing, analyzing, and solving problems in public health; health care; and biomedical, clinical, and population-based research. Students completing a DrPH in Biostatistics degree within the JPHCOPH at Georgia Southern University will be able to serve the community, region, state, nation, or world through governmental, private, and academic sectors by utilizing his/her biostatistical skills gained in order to help solve public health and biomedical problems in rural and urban environments.

All Georgia Southern University Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health students who select to study the DrPH – Biostatistics degree program will complete a minimum of 60 credits. Students pursuing this degree will take Public Health Sciences Core Courses (15 credits), Advanced Program Concentration Courses – Biostatistics (33 credits inclusive of elective), Doctoral Public Health Field Preceptorship (3 hours), and successfully defend a Dissertation (9-18 hours). Upon completion of the DrPH – Biostatistics students will be trained to provide leadership in Biostatistics in a variety of public health settings.

For more information regarding the degree, please follow the link to the JPHCOPH Degrees and Programs page.

Last updated: 11/5/2020