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MS/MPH in Biostatistics

MS/MPH in Biostatistics

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
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Biostatisticians play a critical role in studies of risk factors for disease, in assessing safety and efficacy of new therapies in clinical trials, and in the evaluation of patient outcomes. The results of these studies have public health and policy implications. From discussions with investigators about fine-tuning research questions to developing appropriate study designs, planning and implementing proper statistical analyses and writing up the results, biostatisticians are involved in all aspects of research investigations. The Master of Public Health program with a concentration in biostatistics provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan and evaluate study designs, to map out and implement appropriate statistical methods for data analysis, and to draw valid conclusions from analytical results. Students will gain practical skills that can be applied immediately in a variety of career pathways as well as the breadth and depth of knowledge that will provide a foundation for understanding the goals of quantitative research. Graduates are prepared for further study or for careers in research and project management in academia, government, or the private sector. Students can further develop their skills by participating in departmental research. Opportunities include the Clinical Trials Working Group, the Framingham Heart Study Working Group, Statistical Genetics Working Group, and the New England Centenarian Study.