College of Public Health Guidebooks
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
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Student’s Program Degree Requirements
In order to graduate, students must meet all requirements specified in the USF Catalog of their choice, except as noted below. As the University is dynamic, changes and updates to the catalog are anticipated. In contract to major requirements, which are tied to a specific catalog, all students must comply with University policies and procedures that come into effect each catalog year.
- Students cannot choose a USF Catalog published prior to admission (or readmission) or during an academic year in which they did not complete at least two terms. If a student is dropped from the system and must be reinstated, the student’s choice of Catalog is limited to the USF Catalog in effect at the time of readmission or any one Catalog published during their continuous re-enrollment.
- If state law or certification requirements change, the student must comply with the most current standard or criteria.
- If the College or Department makes fundamental changes to the program that necessitates changes in the degree requirements of enrolled students, the needs of those students will be explicitly addressed in the proposal for change and scrutinized by the Office of Graduate Studies.
- USF policies and procedures not related to degree requirements such as academic grievance procedures, student conduct code and other procedural processes and definitions may be updated each year and the student will be held to the most current catalog and procedures available.
- USF does not commit itself to offer all the courses, programs, and majors listed in this Catalog. If the student cannot meet all of the graduation requirements specified in the Catalog of choice as a result of decisions and changes made by the University, appropriate substitutions will be determined by the program to ensure that the student is not penalized.
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