24 months
1398 USD/credit 29358 USD/year
1398 USD/credit 29358 USD/year
1020 USD/credit 21420 USD/year
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The Master of Public Health in Applied Biostatistics in Temple University’s College of Public Health prepares students for careers in public health research and practice, as well as biomedical or pharmaceutical research.


The Applied Biostatistics curriculum at Temple University emphasizes commonly used and advanced statistical techniques to effectively address public health concerns and answer pressing research questions. The Applied Biostatistics MPH will prepare you as a public health professional with expertise in:

  • study design and appropriate data analyses to accurately quantify and assess population-based, health-related outcomes;
  • the application of modern statistical computing software, such as SAS and R, and statistical methods for large and complex data sets in public health and medicine;
  • data management of health-related cross-sectional, experimental, longitudinal and survey data; and
  • the proficient interpretation and presentation of results to various audiences.

Applied biostatistics involves the thoughtful application of statistical reasoning and techniques to appropriately analyze data, which is ultimately used to advance scientific inquiry and answer practical questions in public health and other health-related fields. Students in the Applied Biostatistics MPH program learn to formulate testable hypotheses and analyze publicly available, nationally representative data. Students will become proficient in handling complex data to monitor public health trends and services, and informing policy decisions.

Future Career

Our graduates are prepared to work in a wide range of settings, including academic institutions; health systems; local, state and federal health departments; and pharmaceutical companies. Graduates may pursue careers as applied biostatisticians, clinical/research data specialists, data analysts, data managers, drug safety specialists, quantitative healthcare research scientists or SAS/statistical programmers, among other positions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Public Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Political and Economic Aspects of Health
  • Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiological Research Methods 
  • Research Design in Public Healt
  • Multivariate Biostatics
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Structure Equation Model

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants' files are reviewed for undergraduate coursework in mathematics and/or statistics, social sciences, and writing.
  • Statement of Goals: Write a well-considered 500- to 1,000-word statement of purpose that articulates your interests in public health and our program in particular. 
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1398 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29358 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1398 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    21420 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1020 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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