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Admissions Requirements

  • 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.


Core Courses
CPH 500FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH 13
CPH 501HEALTH BEHAVIOR3
CPH 502HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3
CPH 503PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY3
CPH 504EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH 23
CPH 517DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES3
CPH 506BIOSTATISTICS 2,43
Concentration
CPH 652BIOSTATISTICAL METHODS II3
CPH 653CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS3
CPH 654SURVIVAL DATA ANALYSIS3
CPH 655CORRELATED DATA ANALYSIS3
Elective Courses6
Consult academic advisor for best electives for your program of study
Service Learning/Capstone Experience Courses
CPH 528SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH3
CPH 529CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE3
Total Credit Hours45
1

CPH 500 must be successfully completed in the first 21 hours of the program of study.

2

CPH 506 and CPH 504 must be successfully completed in the first 18 hours of the program of study.

3

CPH 517 Required for Biostatics concentration students

4

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.

Concentration Competencies

Concentration Domains

  1. Statistical Considerations in Study Design             
    1. Formulate pertinent research questions and hypotheses in statistical terms.               
    2. Identify strengths and weaknesses of study designs and implement scientifically and statistically sound design strategies.               
    3. Select variables relevant to a specific public health or biomedical problem for utilization in statistical design and analysis.               
    4. Recognize sources of bias and confounding in study design.               
    5. Determine statistical power and sample size needed for future public health and biomedical studies.
  2. Perform Statistical Analysis of Data               
    1. Apply appropriate statistical methods for estimation and inference, including univariate and multivariate methods appropriate for continuous, categorical, and time-to-event data.               
    2. Utilize a software package for data management, statistical analyses, and data presentation.               
    3. Apply statistical methods for quality control and data cleaning to already collected data, before the actual statistical analysis.               
    4. Verify assumptions of statistical tests and models and implement appropriate methods to address observed violations of the assumptions.               
    5. Apply basic measures to account for confounding factors in the analysis of public health and biomedical studies, including matching, and multivariable analysis.               
    6. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of statistical analyses of public health and biomedical studies.
  3. Interpretation and Dissemination of Statistical Analysis              
    1. Develop written and oral presentations based on statistical findings for both public health professionals and lay audiences.
  4. Ethical/Legal Treatment of Human Subjects               
    1. Be familiar with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) research requirements and process.