Official transcripts reflecting an earned bachelor’s degree, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.
Foreign Transcripts: Official transcripts or mark sheets of college level work not in English or in the standard U.S. grading scale must be sent to a credential evaluation service for translation.
Transcripts must carry the signature of a responsible official in which the work was done and the seal of that institution, or must be certified true copies of the original records. If transcripts do not show the degree earned and the date on which it was conferred, official degree statements must also be provided
Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores taken within the last five years.
Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references.
A resume reflecting one or more years of work/volunteer history related to health and/or human services.
A one-page personal statement.
Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores are required of all applicants whose primary language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.
Biostatistics Concentration Prerequisites:
The student must have received the equivalent of a grade of B or better in a college-level statistics course, differential calculus and integral calculus.
|CPH 500||FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH 1||3|
|CPH 501||HEALTH BEHAVIOR||3|
|CPH 502||HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION||3|
|CPH 503||PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY||3|
|CPH 504||EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH 2||3|
|CPH 517||DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES||3|
|CPH 506||BIOSTATISTICS 2,4||3|
|CPH 652||BIOSTATISTICAL METHODS II||3|
|CPH 653||CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS||3|
|CPH 654||SURVIVAL DATA ANALYSIS||3|
|CPH 655||CORRELATED DATA ANALYSIS||3|
|Consult academic advisor for best electives for your program of study|
|Service Learning/Capstone Experience Courses|
|CPH 528||SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH||3|
|CPH 529||CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE||3|
|Total Credit Hours||45|
CPH 500 must be successfully completed in the first 21 hours of the program of study.
CPH 517 Required for Biostatics concentration students
CPH 506 Required Prerequisites: Undergraduate or graduate statistics course or permission of instructor. While successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course is not required for admission into the MPH program, students enrolling for CPH 506 must have successfully completed a statistics course within the past 5 years resulting in a grade of B or better or obtain permission of the instructor.
- Statistical Considerations in Study Design
- Formulate pertinent research questions and hypotheses in statistical terms.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses of study designs and implement scientifically and statistically sound design strategies.
- Select variables relevant to a specific public health or biomedical problem for utilization in statistical design and analysis.
- Recognize sources of bias and confounding in study design.
- Determine statistical power and sample size needed for future public health and biomedical studies.
- Perform Statistical Analysis of Data
- Apply appropriate statistical methods for estimation and inference, including univariate and multivariate methods appropriate for continuous, categorical, and time-to-event data.
- Utilize a software package for data management, statistical analyses, and data presentation.
- Apply statistical methods for quality control and data cleaning to already collected data, before the actual statistical analysis.
- Verify assumptions of statistical tests and models and implement appropriate methods to address observed violations of the assumptions.
- Apply basic measures to account for confounding factors in the analysis of public health and biomedical studies, including matching, and multivariable analysis.
- Evaluate the strengths and limitations of statistical analyses of public health and biomedical studies.
- Interpretation and Dissemination of Statistical Analysis
- Develop written and oral presentations based on statistical findings for both public health professionals and lay audiences.
- Ethical/Legal Treatment of Human Subjects
- Be familiar with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) research requirements and process.