The difference between the MS in Biostatistics and the MPH concentration in Biostatistics is that the MS provides training in probability and statistical theory with a research focus, while the MPH provides a broader background in public health.
The overall course of study for the Biostatistics degree is offered by the University of Arizona will be developed by the student and their Faculty Advisor and approved by the student's Graduate Committee and Chair of the Biostatistics Section. On average, the MS program requires approximately two years for completion. The first year is usually devoted to core coursework and completion of the qualifying exam. The second year is focused on remaining coursework and development of the master's thesis research.
College of Public Health
Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest. Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities among populations of the Southwest and globally, the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students for education, research and community involvement.
The College of Public Health's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Arizona Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson and Phoenix. The College consistently ranks among the top five in American Indian and Hispanic graduates and students enrolled among accredited schools of public health, according to recent data from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. In addition, the University of Arizona is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization that recognizes universities that have developed exceptionally strong overall research and academic programs.
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- Basic Principles of Epidemiology
- Biostatistics in Public Health
- Biostatistics for Research
- Applied Biostatistics Analysis
- Public Health Fundamentals for Researchers
- Statistical Consulting
- Theory of Probability
- Theory of Statistics
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Priority: December 1
- Secondary: April 1
- Final Deadline: June 1 for US applicants only
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- Bachelor's degree with GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Strong quantitative skills
- At least three semesters of college-level calculus through multivariable/vector calculus
- One semester of linear algebra
- Documented experience with a computer programming language (C/C++, Fortran, Java, Python, R or equivalent) are strongly recommended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Resume or CV
- Statement of purpose and objectives
- Mission and values statement
- TOEFL or IELTS scores for international applicants
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.