programs and degrees



The Department of Biostatistics offers both master's and doctoral degree programs.

The Department of Biostatistics offers three master's level programs All programs have a strong emphasis on applied data analysis. The MSPH also provides training in a broad background in other areas of public health (e.g., epidemiology, environmental health), establishing a foundation for the graduate to apply statistical methodologies in a range of public health application areas. The M.S. programs provide a foundation in mathematical statistics and probability theory, enabling the graduate to assist in the application of statistical theory to statistical problems in health sciences and molecular biology.


Master's Programs

Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH)

Master of Science in Biostatistics (MS)


Doctoral Program

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Combined Degrees

BSPH/MSPH with Tulane University

The combined degree program allows outstanding Tulane BSPH students to complete the class requirements for both undergraduate and master's degrees at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in a period of approximately five years. Fifteen credit hours of graduate core coursework taken while completing the BSPH applies towards the BSPH and the MPH (or MSPH) for those accepted into the joint degree program.



Masters International Program

The Department of Biostatistics welcomes students to join us as Masters Internationalists.  These students complete their MPH course work on campus, but they also gain vital public health experience through two years of service with the Peace Corps.  The Peace Corps experience offers a number of personal and professional benefits to public health students, and it also fulfills the practicum requirement of the school.  If you'd like more information about the Peace Corps Masters Internationalist program please click here.


New Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

Description: This is a certificate in applied data analysis in the areas of public health and medicine for non-Biostatistics majors. Coursework concentrates on developing statistical  skills through the use of the actual data sets and software packages.

Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics

Description: This is a certificate in applied data analysis in the areas of Bioinformatics. It will provide the masters level non-bioinformatics public health major additional expertise in areas of bioinformatics methodology in the fields of genomics, proteomics, and other epigenomics applied data analysis.



Department of Biostatistics, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-5164