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Biostatistics Degrees

Biostatistics Degrees


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.   



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 is appropriate for persons interested in obtaining employment 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 2018-2019)


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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.

Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, MS Student Handbook 2018-2019)


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The PhD degree in biostatistics educates students in the theory and application of advanced biostatistical methods in preparation for independent 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.

Outline of Curriculum (to see the full student handbook, PhD Student Handbook 2018-2019)


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Joint Degree


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.

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