The Department of Biostatistics trains students to develop and apply statistical principles and methods to problems in health sciences, medicine, and biology. Biostatistics is one of the skills necessary for the development and practice of public health – the methods of this discipline are appropriate for quantifying the possible effects of risk factors and health interventions on individuals and groups. A graduate of the Biostatistics MPH program is able to specify and produce valid study designs, perform database management and produce working tables and statistical summaries, analyze data in terms of stated hypotheses, generate new hypotheses, and properly interpret study results.
The MPH degree in Biostatistics emphasizes application of biostatistics while the MS degree, now known as the MS in Public Health in the Biostatistics track, emphasizes the theoretical mastery of biostatistical skills. For more information on the MS program visit: http://publichealth.yale.edu/biostat/curriculum/ms/msindex.aspx#page1