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Earn your MPH in a global hub of public health expertise.
What does it cost?

Learn more about the cost of a master’s degree, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study. For information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine eligibility, visit the FAFSA tips page.

Georgia State is dedicated to making our programs affordable and accessible to all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student's future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

How long will it take?

42 credit hours, or approximately two years

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus, Online (some courses)

Some classes will be online or hybrid—meaning some days you would meet in the classroom, some days online—but the entire program will not be online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Fall

  • February 15 (priority deadline)
  • March 15 (regular deadline)

Spring

  • October 1 (regular deadline)

The above are standard deadlines. Check our deadlines page for updates and extensions.

Biostatistics Concentration, MPH

Biostatistics involves the development and application of statistical techniques to scientific research in health-related fields, including medicine, epidemiology and public health, and includes statistical work in areas of environmental study, agricultural research and biology.

Georgia State's Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in Biostatistics trains students to apply statistical principles and methods to problems in public health, medicine and biology. The Master of Public Health program includes the development of analytic thinking and skill, with an emphasis on applications of research and evaluation in public health.

Coursework in this concentration covers the span of biostatistics knowledge, including study design, data management, data analysis, interpretation, statistical reporting and the use of statistical software. Master of Public Health graduates in the Biostatistics concentration are well-prepared for employment in academia, government, nonprofits, non-governmental organizations or private industry.

About the School of Public Health

Located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia State’s School of Public Health provides a practice-based education in a thriving global city, creating leaders who are prepared to advance health equity and address urgent challenges.

Public Health students engage in practicum opportunities throughout greater Atlanta’s vibrant public health community in places such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, local government agencies and international non-governmental organizations.

Learn more about the School of Public Health

Program Highlights

What makes the School of Public Health distinctive?

One of the Most Diverse Programs in the Nation

We have an extraordinarily diverse student body that reflects the diversity of our nation and also includes a significant number of international students who are drawn to Georgia State from more than 40 countries.

  • More than 70% of all students are members of a minority group
  • 6% are from countries outside the U.S.
  • Students represent more than 40 countries
  • More than 95 Fulbright Scholar recipients

Career Outlook

An Essential Role

Since the beginning of this century, biostatistics has become an indispensable tool in improving health and reducing illness. Biostatisticians play essential roles in designing studies and analyzing data from research problems. They help formulate the scientific questions to be answered, determine the appropriate sampling techniques, coordinate data collection procedures and carry out statistical analyses to answer those scientific questions.

Excellent Career Opportunities

Biostatisticians with advanced degrees can look forward to excellent career opportunities in government, industry and academia. The shortage of biostatisticians is noted in “Objectives for the Nation” and the “Seventh Report to the President and Congress on the Status of Health Personnel in the United States.”

Common job titles include Public Health Professional with biostatistical expertise, Biostatistician, Statistician, Data Analyst, Health Statistician, Public Health Analyst and more.

Program Details

Applicants to the Master of Public Health program at Georgia State University should submit their materials through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) website.

Application materials include:

  • SOPHAS application and fee
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from each college and/or university attended
  • Three professional references
  • A statement of purpose and objectives
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for international applicants

The GRE is not a requirement for admission to the MPH program.

Use the HOW TO APPLY button below for more information on the application process.

Coursework in the Biostatistics concentration covers the span of biostatistics knowledge, including study design, data management, data analysis, interpretation, statistical reporting and the use of statistical software.

For complete degree requirements, visit the catalog.

Learn more about the cost of an online master’s degree, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study. For information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine eligibility, visit the FAFSA tips page.

Georgia State works to ensure affordability and accessibility to all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student's future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

Graduates of the Master of Public Health program at Georgia State demonstrate foundational competencies that encompass the following areas:

  • Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health
  • Public Health and Health Care Systems
  • Planning and Management to Promote Health
  • Policy in Public Health
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Systems Thinking
  • Diversity and its Influence on Public Health

For details and information on courses where these foundational competencies are assessed, visit our Foundational Competencies.

Contacts

Office of Academic Assistance
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[email protected]

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