Requirements and Curriculum

The MPH in biostatistics requires 45 credits for current students and 47 credits for students beginning the program Fall 2018 or later.

Up to 9 of which may be transferred from previous coursework. The program can be completed in four semesters of full-time attendance or up to eight semesters of part-time attendance. Regardless of any waivers/substitutions, a minimum of 43 credits must be completed.

Your program will consist of courses addressing the five areas of knowledge basic to public health, required and elective concentration courses, a field training experience and an integrative project.

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Advisement

You will be assigned a faculty advisor who will assist you in planning your academic coursework and other program requirements. Learn more about advisement.

MPH Courses

Current MPH Students

Foundational Courses (16 cr.):

Statistics Requirement

Biology Requirement

Students with college-level coursework in human biology, or anatomy and physiology may be approved to waive this course and take an additional elective. 

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses--12 credits

Field Training Experience

Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and engage in the practice of public health through a placement at a site of your choosing. Register for your department's version of this course.

Integrative Project

Incorporate what you learned from the program coursework and your field training experience into a paper and presentation that addresses a specific public health issue. Register for your department's version of this course.

Students beginning the MPH Fall 2018 or later

Foundational Courses (16 cr.):

Statistics Requirement

Biology Requirement

Students with college-level coursework in human biology, or anatomy and physiology may be approved to waive this course and take an additional elective. 

Concentration Courses

Elective Courses--12 credits

Field Training Experience

Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and engage in the practice of public health through a placement at a site of your choosing. Register for your department's version of this course.

Integrative Project

Incorporate what you learned from the program coursework and your field training experience into a paper and presentation that addresses a specific public health issue. Register for your department's version of this course.

Forms and Documentation

You will complete a series of field training forms and a timesheet. More information about the forms can be found at what documentation is required for field training.

In addition, you will complete and submit a field training report to your faculty advisor at the end of your experience. Students beginning the MPH in Fall 2018 or later will also deliver a brief presentation or complete a journal about your activities.

You will also need to complete:

  • Application to Candidacy Form (ATC)
    The ATC is generally filed after your second or third semester in the MPH program. Complete the ATC form and submit to Noreen D. McGuire, graduate program coordinator, two weeks before the deadline indicated by the UB Graduate School. The ATC form includes deadline submission dates.
  • Multi-Purpose Report for Graduate Degree Completion "M-Form"
    Once you have completed all integrative project requirements, Noreen D. McGuire, graduate program coordinator, will prepare the M-Form. This final form will be signed by your committee members, as well as the director of graduate studies, to qualify for graduation. Noreen will ensure the form is complete and obtain all signatures for you before submitting to the UB Graduate School. Be mindful of the academic deadlines to submit—the graduate school has very strict deadlines.
Graduation Requirements

To ensure you complete all of the necessary forms, review graduation requirements.

Questions? Contact Us

Contact Noreen McGuire, academic program coordinator, at noreenm@buffalo.edu or (716) 829-6142.