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Master of Public Health - Applied Biostatistics

Master of Public Health - Applied Biostatistics

  • QS World University Rankings
    751-800
  • Study Level Masters
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Start date Jan-2000

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The Master of Public Health with a concentration in Applied Biostatistics is a unique and newly developed degree in response to the growing need for master's-trained professionals with expertise in advanced biostatistical methods. The program is designed to train professionals in the field of public health who have a clear understanding of and expertise in the use, statistical application, and interpretation of large and complex data sets; of the critical importance of valid study designs and analytic methods; and of the application of hypothesis-based development and statistical programming and testing. Students complete their studies with an understanding of the fundamental critical thinking skills and statistical/programming competencies necessary for public health practice and Applied Biostatistics in accordance with Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) standards. Applied Biostatistics courses address topics such as database coding and development; environmental surveillance; multivariate biostatistics, including the use of regression models and multifactorial analysis; research design; and risk assessment and statistical analysis in human disease. Students in the Applied Biostatistics program are trained in the M.P.H. core competencies while gaining skills to use and apply multiple statistical program packages, including SPSS, SAS, STATA, and R; develop appropriate study designs based on appropriate research questions; and interpret and present study results to various audiences. Thus, the M.P.H. with a concentration in Applied Biostatistics at Temple University is particularly poised to foster interdisciplinary research and train students to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Accreditation: The M.P.H. is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Achieving accreditation in 1985, Temple's M.P.H. program is one of the longest established accredited M.P.H. programs in community health in the country. Job Prospects: Graduates with an M.P.H. in Public Health/Applied Biostatistics are employed in research institutions, such as universities and medical centers; at government agencies at the federal level, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as local and state governments; and in private industry, including pharmaceutical firms, in positions such as research associates and statisticians.

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