EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Dept. Code:  EPH

http://publichealth.med.miami.edu/

DEGREE PROGRAMS

• Master of Public Health (MPH)
• Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
• Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology (PhD)

The Graduate Programs in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are at the forefront of public health science with emphases on research, education, and evidence-based, public health service. The Graduate Programs promotes an environment of learning and inquiry, stressing the scientific method as a way of generating knowledge about common pathways in health and illness.  The mission of the Graduate Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health is to develop leaders who can expand and translate knowledge into policy and practice to promote health and prevent disease in human populations. 

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is a professional degree for students who require a broad general academic experience in public health. Students will acquire competency in the fundamental public health disciplines. This includes research design and conduct, data analysis and policy analysis, communications, program planning and administration, public health systems and the organization of health services in the United States and Latin America, recognition and analysis of ethical issues in public health and professional practice, the needs of special populations, and the integration of these core disciplines in public health decision making. The MPH degree is a 45 semester-hour program that is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The 45 credit degree program consists of 27 credits of core coursework, 12 credits of electives and 6 credits for the capstone/culminating experience.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (MSPH)

The MSPH is an academic research degree designed for students who wish to prepare for further study at the doctoral level, or to prepare for research or technical positions in government, industry, academia, or private institutions. Studies will include many of the core disciplines included in the MPH degree with an additional emphasis on advanced research methods and quantitative analysis skills.  The 45 credit degree consists of 24 credits of core coursework, 15 credits of electives and 6 credits for the capstone/culminating experience. The MSPH program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. 

Full-time students can expect to complete the MPH or MSPH degree requirements within 2 years. A nine-credit waiver may be available for students who enter the MPH or MSPH degree programs with an earned advanced degree (e.g., MD, DDS, DVM).

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EPIDEMIOLOGY (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology is an intensive research training program for students with prior training in Epidemiology or related disciplines. It provides advanced education and training for students seeking a professional career in medical and health-related research, as well as for physicians and other persons who have attained professional degrees and are seeking to integrate epidemiological research and methods into their ongoing careers. The program is primarily designed for persons who have an MPH degree, as well as for physicians and others who have a master’s or doctoral degree in a related discipline. 
All Ph.D. students are required to complete sixty-six (66) credit hours. There are 9 core courses in epidemiology and biostatistics (30 credit hours), 8 courses (24 credit hours) in electives and the dissertation (12 credit hours).

JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMS

Joint degree programs are also offered in conjunction with the School of Medicine (MD/MPH, MD/PhD), School of Law (JD/MPH), School of Business (MPA/MPH), and the College of Arts and Sciences (MAIA/MPH).

http://publichealth.med.miami.edu/academic-programs/dual-degree-programs

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

http://publichealth.med.miami.edu/future-students/admissions
• Online Application and non-refundable application fee of 65 USD. 

• Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities. All foreign transcripts must be official and submitted in the original language. If the original language is not English, an official translation must be submitted along with the transcript. We do not accept evaluations from foreign credentialing service organizations.

• Official GRE test scores (code 5815). Alternatively we accept the MCAT, LSAT, GMAT and DAT for the MPH/MSPH degree programs only. Applicants to the MPH/MSPH program that hold advanced degrees (MD, PhD, JD) are encouraged but not required to submit test scores.

• Resume/Curriculum Vitae including employment, activities, community service, education, academic or professional honors.

• Statement of purpose detailing your academic interest in our program as well as your future career goals. This statement should discuss any experience you have in public health including field experience, training, education or other related qualifications. Discuss how earning this degree will contribute to your future and the future of public health.

• Three letters of recommendation from people who are best able to assess your ability to be successful in a public health degree program. Ideally, your recommenders are recent professors, researchers or employers in a related field. You will be asked for your recommenders’ contact information on the online application. They will be sent an online form to complete via email.
To obtain detailed program curricula on the MPH/MSPH, PhD in Epidemiology and joint degree programs, please contact our offices at the address below or visit our website at http://publichealth.med.miami.edu/
For further information, please contact:

Graduate Programs Office
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
(R-669)
P. O. Box 016069
Miami, Florida 33101
Tel: (305) 243-0291
E-mail: GradProgramsEPH@med.miami.edu
Website: http://publichealth.med.miami.edu/

BIOSTATISTICS

Dept. Code:  BST

http://www.biostat.med.miami.edu/

DEGREE PROGRAMS

• Master of Science in Biostatistics (MS)
• Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics (PhD)

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOSTATISTICS (MS)

Prerequisites and requirements for these degrees are described below.

The essential background an ideal entering student would have is (1) a minimum of three semesters of calculus including partial derivatives and techniques for solving multiple integrals, (2) One semester of linear algebra, (3) one semester of probability theory, (4) four undergraduate courses in statistics or biostatistics. These four courses are to include a general introduction, linear regression, introductory mathematical statistics and at least one further course, typically drawn from multivariate analysis, nonparametrics, survey sampling and time series. Students who do not satisfy these pre-requisites may be required to make up their deficiencies during their first year of study.

Admitted MS students are expected to take a full suite of courses totaling 45 credits including four iterations of the seminar course, a consulting practicum as well as basic theory courses. In addition, students are expected to write a Major Paper and pass a written examination between their first two years of study. The standard course sequence can be found at:
http://www.biostat.med.miami.edu/academics/ms-in-biostatistics/ms-courses
Variations on this basic plan are permitted and decided on a case-by-case basis. Candidates may earn the MS on as part time or full time students.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPLY IN BIOSTATISTICS (PhD)

Formally, the essential background an ideal entering student would have is the same as for the MS program apart from item (4) where a minimum of six undergraduate courses would be expected.  In practice, the ideal student will have further evidence of a commitment to the field of biostatistics usually through more extensive course work, undergraduate theses, or already having earned an MS in biostatistics or statistics.  Degrees in allied fields such as mathematics, computer science, and engineering are also evidence of commitment to biostatistics if the degree clearly emphasized biostatistics related content.

Admitted PhD students are expected to take a full suite of courses including several iterations of the seminar course, a consulting practicum (or advanced computing course), and a series of four to six courses that ensure the candidate has studied a subject matter discipline within biomedical research. PhD students are also expected to take high level courses in statistical theory, survival analysis, and high-dimensional and complex data not generally taken by MS students. A sample program can be found at
http://www.biostat.med.miami.edu/academics/phd-in-biostatistics/phd-courses
Variations on this basic plan are permitted and decided on a case-by-case basis. Candidates may earn the MS on as part time or full time students.

PhD students are expected to pass a first year exam between their first two years of study and to be examined on a thesis proposal normally at the end of their third year of study.

To obtain detailed program curricula on the Master of Science and PhD in Biostatistics, please contact our offices at the address below or visit our website at http://www.biostat.med.miami.edu/

For further information, please contact:

Division of Biostatistics
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (R669)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14 Street, Room 1064
Miami, Florida 33136
Tel: (305) 243-6312
Fax: (305) 243-5544
E-mail: mgomez6@biostat.med.miami.edu
Website: http://www.biostat.med.miami.edu/