4+1 BA Gallatin/MS Biostatistics GPH

Almost every field of knowledge relies on data to study important questions, so statisticians and data scientists are in high demand. In fact, statisticians currently rank #2 in best business jobs and #5 in best STEM jobs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Our 4+1 BA/MS saves both time and tuition, allowing you to earn both a bachelor of arts from NYU Gallatin and a master of science from NYU GPH in less time than it would take to complete both programs separately.

This program is designed for academically strong students in almost every field of science, social science and the humanities, including mathematics, economics, psychology, sociology, biology, chemistry, physics and English, among many others.

For students who want a flexible skill set applicable to a variety of fields to bolster their strong commitment to public health, the MS in biostatistics will allow you to supplement your Gallatin BA with expertise in data analysis and statistical computing.

 

How It Works

Students in the 4+1 BA/MS will complete 15 graduate credits while still enrolled in the undergraduate program. These will come from your general electives and be double counted -- representing a savings of 15 credits and allowing you to complete the MS portion of your dual degree in just one additional year.

Earned separately, both degrees would take a minimum of six years and a total of 174 credits. But the 4+1 BA/MPH allows you to finish in just five years with a total of 159 credits.

 

Who Should Apply?

Admission to this program is open to Gallatin undergraduate students who have completed 64 units toward their BA degree, with a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have completed the equivalent of a college level precalculus course.

4+1 students can take a maximum of 15 credits of the 46 credits required for the MS during their undergraduate program, which will count toward both the BA and the MS degrees. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all MS required core courses for the course to be applied to the MS degree.

GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3)*
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3)*
GPH-GU 2450 Intermediate Epidemiology (3)
GPH-GU 2286 Intro to Data Management and Statistical Computing (3)
GPH-GU 2353 Regression I: Linear Regression and Modeling (3)

*Both GPH-GU 2106 and GPH-GU 2995 are pre-requisite courses for GPH-GU 2450, and GPH-GU 2995 is a pre-requisite for GPH-GU 2353.

Full-time students in the 4+1 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.

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:
GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3) (Fall)
GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3) (Fall)
GPH-GU 2450 Intermediate Epidemiology (3) (Spring)
Along with Gallatin courses.

OR

GPH-GU 2995 Biostatistics for Public Health (3) (Fall)
GPH-GU 2286 Intro to Data Management and Statistical Computing (3) (Fall)
GPH-GU 2353 Regression I: Linear Regression and Modeling (3) (Spring)
Along with Gallatin courses.

Year 4
Student completes 6 units in MS Required Core Courses:
GPH-GU 2286 Intro to Data Management and Statistical Computing (3) (Fall)
GPH-GU 2353 Regression I: Linear Regression and Modeling (3) (Spring)
And all degree requirements for the Gallatin BA.

OR 

GPH-GU 2106 Epidemiology (3) (Fall)
GPH-GU 2450 Intermediate Epidemiology (3) (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
Completes remaining 31 course credits for the MS degree:

Fall Semester:
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 listed below (BA-MS 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.)

Spring Semester:
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 listed below (BA-MS 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.)

 

Approved Electives:
GPH-GU 2152 or 5152 Introduction to Agent-Based Modeling (3)
GPH-GU 3152 Advanced Agent-Based Modeling (3)
GPH-GU 2368 Applied Survival Analysis (3)
APSTA-GE 2012 Causal Inference (3) (pre-req: APSTA-GE 2004)
GPH-GU 2338 Machine Learning in Public Health (3)
GPH-GU 2225 Psychometric Measurement & Analysis in Public Health Research & Practice (3)
GPH-GU 2387 Survey Design, Analysis, and Reporting (3)
GPH-GU 3225 Statistical Inference (3)
GPH-GU 2480 Longitudinal Analysis of Public Health Data (3)
GPH-GU 3220 Experimental Study Designs in Epidemiology (3)
APSTA-GE 2013 Missing Data (2) (pre-req: APSTA-GE 2011)

How to Apply?Interested students should contact Cameron Williams, Gallatin Sophomore Class Adviser and their faculty adviser to investigate the specifics of the program and to make sure this is the correct program for them. In the second semester of the sophomore year, students should complete the Gallatin-GPH BA-MS in Biostatistics Dual Degree Application, which includes a one-page Statement of Purpose, and which also requires the faculty adviser's approval.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must have completed a minimum of 44 credits toward the BA prior to applying.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 with no outstanding incomplete grades.
  • Prior to applying for the dual degree, students must have completed a pre-calculus course (or equivalent) with a grade of "B" or better.
  • Prior to applying for the dual degree, students must meet with an adviser in the School of Global Public health.
  • Must have a grade of "C" or better in any School of Global Public Health MS core courses already completed.
  • Must write a one-page (single-spaced) Statement of Purpose, describing your interest in the BA-MS in Biostatistics dual degree and how you see this program fitting with your overall academic and career goals.

Still have questions?
Email Cameron Williams, Gallatin Sophomore Class Adviser at cameron.williams@nyu.edu OR Julie Avina, Associate Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs at School of Global Public Health at julia.avina@nyu.edu.