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Important Catalog Information

Due to the planned consolidation during the summer of 2020, of the University of South Florida, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, into a single university with a fully aligned and integrated curriculum and a single set of academic policies and procedures, any undergraduate or graduate student who matriculates at one of the three USF institutions on or after May 18, 2020, will adhere to the curricula, policies, and procedures described in the 2020-21 USF undergraduate or graduate catalog, respectively.

Concentration: Biostatistics (Code: PBC)  

Concentration was terminated effective fall 2018.

The goal of the MSPH concentration in Biostatistics is for students to acquire a thorough understanding of biostatistical methods, and to apply them to research focusing on public health related problems. The concentration prepares students to fulfill a primary or shared responsibility for the handling of quantitative and computational aspects of a research project, ranging from study design, data collection and management, developing analysis plans, and conducting analyses and reporting findings. The concentration provides students with knowledge in statistical theory and computational methods as applied to public health research. The intended audience of the concentration includes individuals with a strong quantitative background and interests in pursuing a research career as a biostatistician. Through advanced coursework and the thesis, students develop mastery in at one or more statistical methods related to their thesis research area.  

Program of Study

You should complete your program of study electronically using Archivum at (See Archivum instructions.)

Program of Study PDF by Catalog Year
(to be used as reference) 
 2017/18 2016/172015/162014/152013/142012/132011/12

Note: You may choose a program of study that corresponds to the academic year of your admission or any year thereafter.  Please see the guidelines below.

 USF Guidelines on Choosing a Program of Study

The USF Tampa Graduate Catalog, including college and program requirements, and program and course descriptions, is available on the web at Each Catalog is published and in effect for the academic term(s) noted on the title page.

There may be circumstances in which a student may need to change their catalog year. This must be initiated through a discussion with your academic advisor. Details regarding USF policy on changing catalog year can be found at


2017 Competencies

MSPH Competencies
Biostatistics Competencies

 Previous Competencies

2011 - 2016 Competencies

Graduate Advising

If you have advising questions regarding this concentration please email


The full list of graduate advisors is available on the MSPH Graduate Advising page.

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