Population Health Science MS
Major: Population Health Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 45.0102
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-1042
Note: The MS is currently not accepting students.
About the Program
The Master of Science in Population Health Science provides students who already have a terminal degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DVD, as well as others) with the foundation to develop and maintain an independent research program in clinical and population health sciences. Students will undergo rigorous training in research methods with a focus on applying these methods to their area of expertise. The program is extremely flexible so that students can customize their learning to fit their research needs. Graduates will have the tools to build their research career in their area of specialization.
- Critically evaluate the design of research studies, data collection methods, analysis methods, and results of published research
- Formulate appropriate research questions that are informed by underlying conceptual models
- Identify and apply appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical and epidemiologic methodologies to answer research questions in population health
- Effectively communicate statistical methods and research results orally and in writing across the spectrum of population health professionals
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ethics of scientific research on human subjects
For more information about this program, please contact:
DSPH Academic Advising Team
Office of Education
|BST 555||Introduction to Statistical Computing||3.0|
|BST 560||Intermediate Biostatistics I||3.0|
|BST 561||Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials||3.0|
|BST 571||Introduction to Biostatistics||3.0|
|BST 620||Intermediate Biostatistics II||3.0|
|BST 699||Data Analysis Project||6.0|
|or EPI 699||Master of Science Epidemiology Project|
|EPI 560||Intermediate Epidemiology||3.0|
|EPI 570||Introduction to Epidemiology||3.0|
|EPI 803||Proposal Writing Seminar||3.0|
|PBHL 501||Introduction to Public Health *||0.0|
|RCRG 600||An Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research||0.0|
Foundational Public Health Learning Objectives: PBHL 501 is only required for students who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school.
Students choose from any BST, CHP, EOH, EPI, HMP, or PBHL course from the 500-999 level. Students can take additional 500-level or above electives across the university as long as they meet prerequisite and restriction requirements. Students can contact their faculty mentor to discuss elective options. Students can use elective credits to further focus their academic work by completing a graduate minor.
Sample Plan of Study
|BST 555||3.0||EPI 570||3.0||BST 560||3.0||VACATION|
|BST 571||3.0||RCRG 600||0.0||BST 561||3.0|
|PBHL 501*||0.0||Electives||6.0||EPI 560||3.0|
|BST 699 or EPI 699||3.0||BST 620||3.0|
|EPI 803||3.0||BST 699 or EPI 699||3.0|
|Total Credits 45|
PBHL 501 is only required for students who do not have a degree from a CEPH accredited school.