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Public Health, MPH (Biostatistics)

Master of Public Health Degree with a Concentration in Biostatistics

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Career Outlook

Biostatisticians study a blend of applied statistics and biology in order to forecast and analyze clinical trains and research health-related data. In any of these career fields, a professional's research may focus on analyzing the effectiveness of a new drug, risk factors for different illnesses, planning healthcare interventions, explaining biological phenomena and much more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the need for statisticians to grow 35.4% by 2030, much faster than the average of all occupations. Career paths may include academia, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and anywhere experts are needed for data management and statistical analysis.

Potential career paths:

  • Pharmaceutical and clinical trials
  • Engineering and computer science
  • Data management
  • Academia
  • Government agencies such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, state health departments, etc.
  • Anywhere experts on data management and statistical analysis are needed

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The University of Nebraska offers some of the most affordable tuition rates in the region, particularly for our online programs. Explore the array of funding options to finance your education in a way that makes sense for you.

Online tuition rates are calculated by credit hour and college offering the course and, because the University of Nebraska is a public institution supported by Nebraska taxpayers, Nebraska residents may receive a lower tuition rate than out-of-state students.

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