EPI-BIO offers three degrees in Biostatistics, allowing both working professionals and aspiring researchers to better manage public health data. Our students collaborate with health ministries and other research institutions across the globe.
BIOSTATISTICS (QUANTITATIVE METHODS) - MPH
The MPH degree in quantitative methods is designed for health professionals who require competency in the management, analysis, and interpretation of public health data and knowledge of data analysis issues as applied to a particular area of public health. This degree program does not require the rigorous mathematics background that is integral to the MS degree. This degree is appropriate for persons interested in obtaining employment at an intermediate level, either in the pharmaceutical industry, in government, or in an academic setting, or for persons interested in pursuing a doctoral degree. Enrollment can be on a full- or part-time basis.
Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, MPH Student Handbook 2017-2018)
BIOSTATISTICS - MS
The MS degree educates students in the application of biostatistical research methods in preparation for research careers. This degree program introduces the student to fundamental techniques of data analysis built upon a solid methodologic base. An MS graduate may participate as a collaborator in epidemiologic research studies.
Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, MS Student Handbook 2017-2018)
BIOSTATISTICS - PHD
The PhD degree in biostatistics educates students in the application of biostatistical research methods in preparation for research careers. This degree program prepares the student to play an important role in study design, data collection and processing, and in statistical analysis and interpretation in either the public or private sector. The PhD graduate is prepared to develop independent epidemiologic research.
Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, PhD Student Handbook 2017-2018)
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD)/PHD
The UIC School of Public Health collaborates with the UIC College of Medicine to offer a joint degree program leading to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees through the UIC Medical Scientist Training Program. The MD/PhD program in epidemiology and/or biostatistics provides an extended period of study in the etiologic and methodologic approaches of population-based health research in concert with a complete medical school education.