Specialize in Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Complete coursework 100% online.

No campus residencies required — fulfill your practicum locally.

Choose from six concentrations.

Study biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, community and global health and more.

Choose from three start dates per year.

Spring, summer and fall.

Receive personalized instruction.

Live sessions and mentorship by expert faculty.

Connect with the Trojan network.

400,000 USC alumni and growing.

With USC’s online Master of Public Health (MPH) concentration in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, you can:

  • Discover concepts and methodological tools used to determine what causes disease or injury, evaluate risks and prevent further incidence.
  • Identify trends that influence disease and evaluate the effectiveness of new treatments.
  • Develop your practical experience as you work in a public health agency as part of the practicum.
  • Attend classes completely online and graduate in as few as one year.

The job outlook for those holding a master’s degree in public health with a specialization in biostatistics and epidemiology is very positive. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of epidemiologists is expected to grow in state and local governments over the next few years.

Additionally, the job market for biostatisticians is predicted to increase by 34% from 2020 to 2024. This growth rate is attributed to the continued growth of the pharmaceutical field and the emphasis on statistical analysis in decision-making for health-related organizations and health policy rulings.

CEPH accredited

USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

USC ranks top 25 nationally (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

Ranked Best Public Health Schools  (U.S. News & World Report, 2020)

Keck School of Medicine of USC ranks #32 nationally (U.S. News & World Report, 2018)