Our Philosophy and Approach

Learn about our commitment to your education, and to the fields of statistics and public health.

Our philosophy of education is that students learn best from what they apply and what they teach. That is why practical training requirements are included in our MPH, MA and PhD programs. We provide opportunities for you to apply the statistical methods learned in coursework through research assistant positions that require data analysis and interpretation in a collaborative research environment. Our opportunities also allow you to communicate your knowledge and interpretations to others through such collaborations, classroom presentations, student seminars or through teaching assistantships.

Our holistic approach to education provides you with a variety of educational, research and collaborative opportunities in a friendly, respectful, encouraging and stimulating environment that promotes intellectual and professional development.

Our Mission

Our department’s mission is to:

  • Educate and train biostatistical scientists      
  • Collaborate with researchers in the clinical and public health sciences
  • Conduct methodological research
  • Collaborate with local, state and national health institutions
  • Serve our university, and the statistics and public health professions

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