Biostatistics - Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health in Biostatistics at Ohio State teaches students and professionals how to apply statistics to the research and analysis of problems faced throughout the health sciences.

Throughout the program, you will learn why biostatistics is important to making critical clinical and policy decisions to improve public health. You will gain the knowledge and skills to develop meaningful research for general and applied health practice in population health careers in both the public and private sectors. The degree program is available in person or 100% online formats.


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Available dates

Thursday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.

Program of study

The curriculum of the Master of Public Health in Biostatistics combines the foundations of public health with the in-depth biostatistics coursework giving you a holistic education that prepares you to elevate your career in applied public health practice.

Expert faculty advisors to guide you

Each student is matched with a faculty advisor who is an expert in biostatistics and will guide you throughout your goal to more meaningfully contribute to research and apply it in clinical settings.

Get valuable public health experience

Our students use what they learn in the Master of Public Health and apply it through a valuable professional experience as well as engage in a research project that reflect their educational and professional goals.

Degree requirements

Minimum credit hours: 42     
Prerequisites: Bachelor's or graduate degree; good math education, especially in linear algebra and calculus; first course in probability and/or statistics      
Program start: Autumn semester

Deadlines to apply

Dec. 1

priority deadline

Feb. 1

GTA/GRA consideration

May 15

regular deadline



Apply to the Master of Public Health

Review our application preparation recommendations prior to applying to the master’s program. When you’re ready, submit your application through SOPHAS. A supplemental Ohio State application will follow.

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