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Timeline for Completing the BA-MS in Biostatistics Dual Degree

Full-time students in the dual degree program who complete five BA-MS Biostatistics Required Courses as part of the BA degree, can complete both degrees in five years by completing 159 credits – 128 credits for the BA and an additional 31 credits for the MS. (Taken separately, the Gallatin BA requires 128 credits and the MS requires 46 credits, for a total of 174 credits taken over six years.) Below is an outline for the overall dual degree program.
 

Outline for Completing BA-MS Dual Degree (full-time enrollment):  

YEAR REQUIREMENTS
Year 1               Student completes Gallatin First-Year Program.
Year 2 Student speaks with adviser about participation in the BA-MS in Biostatistics dual degree. At the end of the sophomore year, the student completes the dual degree application.
Year 3

Student completes 9 credits of MS Required Core Courses:

a) GPH-GU 2106 (3 credits), GPH-GU 2995 (3 credits) (Fall) and GPH-GU 2450 (3 credits) (Spring) along with Gallatin courses

OR

b) GPH-GU 2995 (3 credits) (Fall), GPH-GU 2286 (3 credits) (Fall) and GPH-GU 2353 (3 credits) (Spring) along with Gallatin courses

Year 4

Student completes 6 credits in MS Required Core Courses:

a) GPH-GU 2286 (3 credits) (Fall) and GPH-GU 2353 (3 credits) (Spring), and all degree requirements for the Gallatin BA

OR

b) GPH-GU 2106 (3 credits) (Fall) and GPH-GU 2450 (3 credits) (Spring), and all degree requirements for the Gallatin BA

Year 4 (Summer) While an internship is not a requirement of the MS, students are strongly encouraged to work on projects that involve data during the summer. Additionally, students are also encouraged to take up to 6 credits of coursework during this time.
Year 5 (Fall)

Student completes 17 credits toward the MS degree:

GPH-GU 2686 Thesis I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2 credits) 

GPH-GU 5170 Introduction to Public Health (0 credits)

GPH-GU 2354 Regression II: Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)

Choose one of the following three courses (3 credits) :

  • GPH-GU 2930 Epidemiology Design & Methods 
  • GPH-GU 3225 Statistical Inference
  • APSTA-GE 2012 Causal Inference

Choose one of the following two courses (3 credits):

  • GPH-GU 2225 Psychometric Measurement & Analysis in Public Health Research & Practice
  • GPH-GU 2387 Survey Design, Analysis, and Reporting

6 credits of approved electives (BA-MS dual degree students are required to take GPH-GU 2286, therefore they have the option of taking GPH-GU 2183 and 2184 as part of their electives,in consultation with their adviser.)

Year 5 (Spring)

Student completes remaining 14 credits for the MS degree:

GPH-GU 2687 Thesis II: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences (2 credits)

GPH-GU 2361 Research Methods in Public Health (3 credits)

Choose one of the following two courses (3 credits):

  • GPH-GU 2480 Longitudinal Analysis of Public Health Data
  • GPH-GU 2368 Applied Survival Analysis

 6 credits worth of approved electives (BA-MS dual degree students are required to take GPH-GU 2286, therefore they have the option of taking GPH-GU 2183 and 2184 as part of their electives,in consultation with their adviser.)