MPH in Biostatistics – Undergrad to Grad

Please note: the MPH in Biostatistics has some pre-requisites that must be followed in the following areas:

Familiarity with the mathematics of single variable calculus and matrix algebra are required. These requirements can be satisfied by a one-semester college course in calculus equivalent to AP Calculus AB and a high school algebra course involving matrices.

Computer Science
Knowledge of elementary computer programming is required. Programming in any commonly used modern programming language (e.g., Python, Java, C++) is acceptable.

The combined undergrad to grad program makes it possible for students to earn an undergraduate degree and an MPH in Biostatistics in five years. Benefits of pursuing the combined degrees include:

  • The time to completion is five years instead of six.
  • Apply course credit to both programs
  • Saves an average of $10,000 in one year of tuition and fees
  • Become eligible for grad assistantships in the second year
  • Gain skills in the critical areas needed by employers
  • Increase opportunities for career advancement

Coursework and Deadlines by Year

You must take CPH:1400 Fundamentals of Public Health in either fall or spring by Year 3.

Year 3

  • Undergraduate coursework
  • Must complete 80 semester hours of undergraduate coursework by the end of the fall semester to be eligible to apply
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Apply by February 1st for fall admission
  • For more information, please visit the application process page.

Year 4

  • Complete bachelor program
  • Take up to 15 credit hours of graduate coursework
  • Pay undergrad tuition (if you were awarded an undergraduate scholarship for this year, they will still apply)

Bachelor’s degree conferred

Year 5

  • Complete graduate coursework
  • Pay Graduate tuition
  • Eligible for Graduate Assistantship

Master’s degree conferred

Fourth Year

Fall Semester CreditsSpring Semester Credits
Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework6Gen Ed/Electives/Major coursework6
BIOS:4120 Intro to Biostatistics*3BIOS:5120 Regression Modeling and ANOVA in the Health Sciences3
CPH:5100 Intro to Public Health*3BIOS:4510 Data Science Foundations in R2
OEH:4240 Global Environmental Health*3Elective1

Fifth Year

Fall Semester CreditsSpring SemesterCredits
BIOS:5130 Applied Categorical Data Analysis 3  Elective3
Elective3Elective 3
EPID:4400 Epidemiology I: Principles*3CBH:4105 Intro to Health Promotion & Disease Prevention*3
CPH:5203 Interprofessional Education & Practice for MPH Students0HMP:4000 Intro to the US Healthcare System*3
Total12 G 12 G


CPH:7800 MPH Practicum3
Total3 G
Running Total42G
*Denotes core course and must be complete before registering for CPH:7200 or CPH:7500.