Opportunities for research abound at Yale. Although a master’s thesis is optional for MPH students in biostatistics, many students use their summer internship to do research that culminates in a thesis. Others work with faculty labs and research teams to access data and formulate their analysis. In addition, many students work as research assistants at the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital or the VA. Many of these projects culminate in peer review publications.