Biostatistics Certificate Program

This certificate program is intended primarily for graduate students pursuing a degree in one of the health sciences but would benefit anyone who plans on a career that involves analyzing data. Students who complete this certificate will be able to analyze many types of health science data. Admission to the certificate program requires a baccalaureate degree and both an overall GPA and a math-science GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants need to submit official undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Certificate Requirements

Students complete 12 hours of coursework as follows:

Required – 9 s.h.
1. BIOS 7021 Biostatistics for Health Professionals I (taught Fall and Spring semesters)
2. BIOS 7022 Biostatistics for Health Professionals II (taught Spring semester)
3. BIOS 7600 Advanced Statistical Modeling (taught Fall or Spring semester)

Choose one elective from the following courses.

Required – 3 s.h.
1. BIOS 7501 Experimental Design (taught Fall or Spring semester)
2. BIOS 7550 Applied Multivariate Analysis (taught Fall semester)
3. MPH 7202 Introduction to Public Health Data Analysis (taught Fall semester)
4. PUBH 8025 Quantitative Research Methods (taught Spring semester)

To be awarded the certificate, students must earn at least a B in all classes counting towards the certificate and pass a comprehensive exam.
The certificate can be completed in three or four semesters. Currently none of the classes listed above is offered summer semester.

Application Process Students currently pursuing a degree or certificate program at East Carolina University should complete the “Add a Certificate” request form electronically. Others should apply to ECU’s Graduate School.

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For more information, please contact the Certificate Program Director, Dr. Paul Vos