Biostatistics (MPH)

Biostatistics Concentration

Core Courses (18 Credit Hours)                                                                                                
PHS  501  Public Health and Behavioral Science                     
PHS  502  Public Health Policy and Administration                   
PHS  503  Biostatistics and Computer Application                    
PHS  504  Environmental and Occupational Health                  
PHS  505  Principles of Epidemiology                                   
PHS  506  Research and Quantitative Methods                         

Required Concentration Courses (15 Credit Hours)
PHS  571  Statistical Theory
PHS  522  Multivariate and Probabilistic Statistics
PHS  572  Statistical Computer Applications
PHS  524  Statistical Methods for Applied Epidemiology
PHS  601  Advance Biostatistics and Computer Science Application

*Elective Courses (6 Credit Hours)

**Capstone Course (3 Credit Hours)
PHS 507 Applied Master's Project (Integrative Learning Experience)

**Field Experience (3 Credit Hours)
PHS 508 Public Health Residency (Applied Practice Experience) 

*With approval from the faculty advisor and course instructor, a student may take elective courses from other academic units at Jackson State University.

**MPH students must pass the Graduate English Competency Examination (GECE) and a Graduate Area Comprehensive Exam (GACE), which carry no coursework credit.  The GACE evaluates the student's ability to synthesize public health foundational knowledge, competencies, and application.  These two exams must be passed before enrollment into the Public Health Residency and Applied Master's Project, both of which are to be taken in the final semester of the student's program.