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MPH 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 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.

JPHCOPH Graduate Advisor

Coordinator, Office of Student Services
Phone: (912) 478-2674

Advising Hours

By appointment only

Biostatistics Competencies

At the completion of the MPH degree program all Biostatistics students will be able to:

Biostatistics Concentration

  1. Provide the biostatistical components of the design of a public health or biomedical experiment.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in SAS programming to solve biomedical problems.
  3. Demonstrate comprehension of ethical issues in biomedical studies, such as treatment efficacy and patient safety.
  4. Translate the biomedical experimental objectives into biostatistical questions via hypothesis testing or confidence interval framework.
  5. Describe key concepts and theory underlying biostatistical methodology used in probability and inferential, analytical and descriptive statistics.

Course Requirements

Course requirements and course descriptions can be found in the Georgia Southern University Graduate Catalog.

Biostatistics Concentration Documents

2-Year Plan of Study (Fall Admission 2019)MPH Biostatistics Fall 2019 Plan of Study PDF
2-Year Plan of Study (previous academic years)MPH Biostatistics Fall 2019 Plan of Study PDF

Last updated: 3/28/2019