Requirements and Curriculum

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

The MPH in biostatistics is 47 credits. Students who began before Fall 2018 may complete 45 credits.

Up to 9 credits 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.

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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

The following courses are required for students beginning Fall 2018. Students who began before Fall 2018, please see the prior curriculum.

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.

Interprofessional Forum

Interprofessional collaborative practice, or the ability to work effectively on teams with professionals across many health or health-related disciplines, is an important competency for public health professionals. MPH students gain foundational interprofessional concepts in their Field Training course.

  • MPH students also participate in one Interprofessional Forum during their MPH program. The Forum is offered once per semester and upcoming dates can be found on the forum.
  • To register for a Forum, follow the steps in the MPH Student Resources portal in UBLearns.

MPH Courses for students beginning before Fall 2018

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. 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 set of presentation slides to your faculty advisor at the end of your experience.

All students must also apply for graduation:

  • Students preparing to graduate must log into My Academics in their student HUB record, click on Apply for Graduation and select the MPH program and anticipated graduation semester before the appropriate deadline.
    • See details about applying to graduate in HUB.
  • Contact Noreen D. McGuire, graduate program coordinator, for more information.
,Graduation Term Apply to Graduate, in HUB by Conferral Date
Spring February 22 June 1
Summer July 15 September 1
Fall October 15 February 1
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.