BA/MPH in Biostatistics Program By Boston University | Top Universities

BA/MPH in Biostatistics

BA/MPH in Biostatistics

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
  • Scholarships No
The BS/MPH program is offered jointly by the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College and the School of Public Health. This dual degree program requires five years of full-time study to acquire a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the specified concentrations at Sargent College and the Master of Public Health degree in one of the eight concentrations at the School of Public Health. Up to 16 credits of graduate-level School of Public Health coursework will be completed in the last two years of undergraduate study and applied to both the BS and MPH degrees. At the completion of the BS degree requirements (128+ credits) at Sargent College, the Bachelor of Science degree will be awarded. At the end of the fifth year or a minimum of 32+ additional credits of SPH coursework, the Master in Public Health degree will be awarded. 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.

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