Online Master of Public Health - Biostatistics

College of Public Health
Advance your career in applied public health practice with the online MPH in Biostatistics program. 

Ohio State’s online Master of Public Health with a specialization in Biostatistics provides working epidemiologists and biostatisticians with the training needed to elevate their careers in health services research and applied public health practice as it relates to population health. Students will learn how to apply statistical principles and methods to effectively interpret health data. The MPH in Biostatistics degree includes coursework in public health research, clinical research design, biomedical data analysis, epidemiology, and health services management and policy. Courses in biostatistics are offered 100% online and are taught by the same world-renowned faculty who teach on campus. 

Personalized: The MPH curriculum offers 17 of the 42 required credit hours as electives, allowing students the flexibility to shape their educational experience in areas they are most passionate about. 

Experiential: Students in the online public health biostatistics program will participate in an interactive research project as well as an applied practice experience that reflects on the knowledge and experience they gained in the field of public health data analysis.  

Supportive: Every student in the online MPH in Biostatistics program will be assigned a faculty advisor who will provide guidance throughout the program.  

Campus Requirements: 100% online. 

Class Format: Most classes are offered asynchronously, meaning you can finish work on your own schedule.  

Credit Hours Required: 42 

Cost Per Credit Hour: $812.07 (includes instructional and general fees). 

Admission Requirements: Bachelor's or graduate degree; MPH-Biostatistics applicants are required to submit an application through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS).  Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. All application materials must be sent directly to SOPHAS. More information on how to apply can be found on the College of Public Health site

Time to Completion: 2 years full-time; 3 years part-time  

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Katherine Buck
"The MPH in Biostatistics complemented my skills gained in medical training leading to a positive impact on both my NIH-funded research and evidence-based patient care."

Program Tracks

This program is offered in-person as well.

Sample Courses


Introduction to Genomic Data Analysis

Pre-processing methods including image analysis, normalization, alignment, and expression summary/quantification methods for custom spotted microarrays, oligonucleotide microarrays, sequencing assays, and methylation assays, along with statistical analyses including a variety of supervised and unsupervised methods for genomic data and their software implementation.

Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials

Design, monitoring, and analysis of clinical trials including protocol development, randomization schemes, sample size methods, and ethical issues.

Applied Survival Analysis

Introduction to time-to-event data analysis with topics including summary statistics, non-parametric methods, semiparametric and parametric models, and competing risks analysis. The focus is on analysis of health-related data using statistical software.

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