Hosted by the Gillings School’s internationally renowned Department of Biostatistics, the Master of Public Health (MPH) concentration in Public Health Data Science is designed for students with a strong mathematical background who wish to develop advanced data science skills — including machine learning, data visualization and statistical inference — and apply them in a public health context.
Your education will equip you with the advanced skills needed to:
- Manipulate, mine, search and visualize data from large, complex public health data sets (such as disease registries, population data and health care claims data);
- Apply probability and statistical inference to understand relationships or test hypotheses relevant to health problems and interventions; and
- Contribute data science leadership and expertise to advance practical solutions to public health challenges.
Data science skills are in high demand among employers across a wide array of sectors. Graduates of this concentration may embark on careers as data scientists, data analysts and statistical analysts, among other options.
99% of Gillings graduates have a job or continue their education within one year of graduating.
Learn more about the opportunities that await you with an MPH from the Gillings School.
Students fund their education through a combination of sources, including loans, fellowships and awards, assistantships and grants. Several awards and scholarships are supported by generous contributions to the School and University who value the current and future contributions of our students.
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