Biostatistics Master of Science (M.S.) and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) Programs

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Master of Science and Master of Public Health

The M.S. and M.P.H. programs are designed for completion in four terms (two years) with a total of 48 credits. The two programs have identical requirements in Biostatistics but differ in their other requirements. Both programs include the following (or equivalent) courses:

Core courses in Biostatistics (22 credit hours)
Courses Credits Title Usual Term
BIOS 601 4 Probability and Distribution Theory Fall, Year 1
BIOS 602 4 Biostatistical Inference Winter, Year 1
BIOS 650 4 Applied Statistics I: Linear Regression Fall, Year 1
BIOS 651 3 Applied Statistics II: Generalized Linear Models Winter, Year 1
BIOS 653 3 Applied Statistics III: Longitudinal Analysis Fall, Year 2
BIOS 699 4 Analysis of Biostatistical Investigations Winter, Year 2

 

Master of Science Health Data Science Concentration

The Health Data Science Concentration is offered under the umbrella of the Master of Science program with the same requirements of 48 credits. The core courses of this concentration are listed below.

 

Core Courses in Health Data Science Concentration 
Courses Credits Title Usual Term
BIOS 601 4 Probability and Distribution Theory Fall, Year 1
BIOS 602 4 Biostatistical Inference Winter, Year 1
BIOS 620 3 Introduction to Health Data Science Winter, Year 1
BIOS 625 3  Computing with Big Data  Fall, Year 1
BIOS 629 4  Case Studies in Health Big Data  Winter, Year 2
BIOS 650   4 Applied Statistics I: Linear Regression  Fall, Year 1
BIOS 651  3 Applied Statistics II: Generalized Linear Models  Winter, Year 1

 

Electives in Biostatistics or Statistics (12 credit hours)

At least 12 additional credit hours of Biostatistics or Statistics courses are required in addition to the core courses. They may be selected from Biostatistics at the 600/800 level or from Statistics at the 500/600 level. Generally one-credit courses such as one-credit seminars and journal clubs do not count as electives. Courses that fall under this umbrella are BIOS 600, BIOS 605, BIOS 606, BIOS 510, and BIOS 803. BIOS 830 is a "special topics" seminar course, which does count toward the elective requirement.

Contact Information

Ph.D. program: fenechn@umich.edu

Telephone: 734-615-9817

MS & MPH programs: fned@umich.edu

Telephone: 734-615-9812

Mail
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Fax: 734-763-2215