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Master of Public Health in Biostatistics

The MPH in biostatistics is a professional degree program that prepares students with a prior professional degree (physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians, or health administrators) to understand and apply statistical methods to health problems in their field. This degree emphasizes the appropriate application of statistical methods, with less emphasis on statistical theory as compared to the MS degree.

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Graduates will be able to:
  • Quantitatively address health problems by appropriate statistical design
  • Communicate the results of biostatistical analyses to individuals with varying degrees of statistical knowledge
  • Demonstrate understanding of basic statistical applications
All graduates also achieve the core and cross-cutting competencies for Pitt Public Health MPH students.


  • 44 credits, including:
  • Coursework in biostatistics
  • Coursework in public health foundations
  • On-site practicum experience
  • A written essay in an area of focus or based on internship experience

Full program information:

Consulting Practicum


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