College of Health Sciences
The disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics are essential to achieving the goals of public health, and combining these two disciplines in a single department creates synergies for both training and research. Epidemiologists study the distribution and determinants of health and disease in populations. Biostatisticians develop and apply statistical theory, methods and techniques to public health research data and the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs.
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.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The science and the art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical health and efficiency
The department is committed to educating and training its students to become effective leaders of the public health community at the local, national and international levels. This commitment is realized in an urban environment that offers a broad scope for students to become involved in diverse communities.
LEARN BY DOING
The program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics offered by the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, Jackson State University provides integrated training in graduate level biostatistics for students seeking to enhance their quantitative data analysis skills in health sciences. Course work contains a substantial amount of application/utilization of tools and skills required to effectively complete epidemiological projects in public health. No additional internships or practicum is required.
“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”
APPLY YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Gain real-world experience expanding outside of the classroom. Learn how to succeed by facing real challenges within the community
Epidemiology and Biostatistics majors have a plethora of career options:
|Biostatistician||Principal Investigator||Research Scientist||Data Analyst|
|Academic Research Epidemiologist||Applied Epidemiologist||Clinical Trial Research Scientist||Clinical Investigator|
Earn your degree online by taking our Online Certificate Programs.
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READY TO JOIN?
For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-8789. We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.