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Certificate Program in Biostatistics

The Certificate in Biostatistics provides students with skills in applied data analysis in the areas of public health and medicine. The coursework concentrates on developing statistical skills through the use of actual data sets and computerized statistical software packages. The certificate program will benefit students who want to strengthen their public health study with strong applied data analysis skills.

Offered by: Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Faculty Lead: John Lefante, PhD


Certificate Purpose

This certificate program provides master's level public health students with additional expertise in applied data analysis.


Eligible Students

This certificate program is designed for current MPH/MSPH/MPH&TM/MHA students who are not pursuing the MSPH Biostatistics. The certificate is a complement to degrees in other areas.

Certificate Competencies

Students who earn the Certificate in Biostatistics will be able to:

  • Formulate appropriate linear regression models and conduct simple and multiple linear regression analysis (BIOS 6040, 7060);
  • Differentiate between various analysis of variance procedures and analyze data using these procedures (BIOS 6040, 7080); and
  • Distinguish between procedures for analyzing discrete data and conduct logistic regression and other categorical procedures (BIOS 6040, 7150).

Number of Credits Required for Completion: 15


Prerequisite Courses

  • BIOS 6030 Introductory Biostatistics
  • One of the following:
    • BIOS 6230 SAS
    • BIOS 6240 SPSS
    • BIOS 6280 STATA


Required Courses

  • BIOS 6040 Intermediate Biostatistics (3) (fall, spring) (prerequisites: BIOS 6030 and at least one of BIOS 6230, BIOS 6240, BIOS 6280)
  • BIOS 7060 Regression Analysis (3) (spring) (prerequisites: BIOS 6030, BIOS 6040, and at least one of BIOS 6230, BIOS 6240, BIOS 6280)
  • BIOS 7080 Design of Experiments (3) (spring) (prerequisites: BIOS 6030, BIOS 6040, and at least one of BIOS 6230, BIOS, 6240, BIOS 6280)
  • BIOS 7150 Categorical Data Analysis (3) (fall) (prerequisites: BIOS 6030, BIOS 6040, and at least one of BIOS 6230, BIOS 6240, BIOS 6280)
  • One or two of the following 7000-level Biostatistics Elective (3):
    • BIOS 7220 Nonparametric Statistics (spring) (prerequisites: BIOS 6030, BIOS 6040, and at least one of BIOS 6230, BIOS, 6240, BIOS 6280)
    • BIOS 7250 Principles of Sampling (spring) (prerequisite: BIOS 6030)
    • BIOS 7300 Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis (fall) (prerequisites: BIOS 6030, BIOS 6040, and at least one of BIOS 6230, BIOS, 6240, BIOS 6280)
    • BIOS 7400 Clinical Trials (fall) (prerequisites: BIOS 6030, BIOS 6040, and at least one of BIOS 6230, BIOS, 6240, BIOS 6280)
    NOTE: If BIOS 6040 is required for the major, two 7000 level Biostatistics Electives (6 credits) are required.

Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine which certificate best fits their professional and academic goals and how best to plan their graduate course schedule.

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