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Curriculum

The Master of Science in Epidemiology includes 34 credits of required coursework. This includes 6 epidemiology (or biostatistics) core methods courses, Ethics (1 credit), 3 elective courses, and thesis research (6 credits). Students will propose their thesis research to their thesis committee in a closed session. They will defend their thesis at completion in a public forum followed by a closed Q & A session with thesis committee members.

Core Courses

  • PM 401: Quantitative Methods in PH Res (3 credits) OR  BST 463: Intro to Biostatistics (4 credits)    
  • PM 410: Intro to Data Mgmt. & Analysis Using SAS (3 credits)
  • PM 413: Field of Epidemiology OR BST 465: Design of Clinical Trials (3 credits)
  • PM 415: Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PM 416: Epidemiological Methods (3 credits)
  • PM 469: Multivariable Models for Epi (3 credits) OR  BST 464: Linear Regression (4 credits)
  • IND 501: Ethics in Professional Integrity-Clinical (1 credit)
  • PM 460: Master’s Essay (6 credits)

Electives

Two 3 credit Epidemiology Electives, 1 further Epidemiology Elective or Public Health/Clinical Research Elective

Epidemiology Electives

  • PM 413:  Field of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PM 414: History of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PM 418: Cardiovascular Epidemiology  (3 credits)
  • PM 424: Chronic Disease Epidemiology  (3 credits)
  • PM 442: Nutritional Epidemiology  (3 credits)
  • PM 451: Infectious Disease Epidemiology  (3 credits)
  • PM 469: Multivariable Models for Epidemiology (3 credits) 
  • PM 470: Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology  (3 credits)
  • PM 489: Injury Epi & Emergency Care Res Methods (3 credits)
  • PM 494: Causal Methods (3 credits) 

Public Health/Clinical Research Electives

  • PM 412: Survey Research (3 credits)
  • PM 419: Recruitment and Retention of Human Subjects in Clinical Research (3 credits)
  • PM 426: Social & Behavioral Medicine (3 credits)
  • PM 445: Intro to Human Services Research and Policy (3 credits)
  • BST 465: Design of Clinical Trials (4 credits)
  • Other course with approval from advisor