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MPH in Biostatistics

Mission and Overview

The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) 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, biomedical, clinical and population-based research. Students completing an MPH in Biostatistics degree within the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health 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 MPH – Biostatistics degree program will complete a minimum of 45 credits. Students pursuing this degree will take Public Health Core Courses (14 credits), Program Concentration Courses (27 credits), and a Practicum experience (3 credits)/Capstone Research Project (3 credits) where they will apply, in a practical fashion, the skills learned throughout their program. Students will also be required to present the findings of their research project as the culminating MPH experience. Upon completion of the MPH – Biostatistics students will be trained to function effectively as applied biostatisticians in a variety of public health and biomedical related settings.

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

Last updated: 10/18/2020