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.
The Master of Public Health Degree Program in Epidemiology prepares students for careers in research and programs such as scientific researchers, practical field investigators, health officers, research program directors and managers, and other areas of public health. Epidemiologists work closely with biostatisticians in designing and analyzing research studies. This concentration is designed for students who wish to acquire a thorough understanding of epidemiological methods, statistical principles, and computer software applications for practical fields of public health. It also offers students an opportunity to learn specific skills in designing research studies and collect, analyze, and interpret data.
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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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.