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Master of Health Science and Master of Science (MHS and ScM)

Both masters programs in epidemiology consist of coursework and a thesis. 

The MHS thesis may consist of secondary data analysis or a comprehensive literature review and is designed for students who are new to the field and for those who want to gain the quantitative skills necessary to conduct research. The ScM thesis is a project requiring original data and scientific discovery. Many students pursuing this degree find themselves conducting a "mini doctoral dissertation" in terms of breadth and scope of their research.

The basic curriculum includes the three Epidemiologic Methods courses (340.751, 340.752, 340.753), a Biostatistics Sequence, Research Ethics and Perspectives and overview/ survey courses, as well as electives deemed appropriate toward providing an academic framework and base for guided research.

The deadline for applications is March 1. Applications are on a first-come, first-served basis. The average review time from completed application to decision-in-hand is less than eight days, so applicants are encouraged to apply well before March 1. Applications for Fall 2021 will start being reviewed in mid-November 2020. Click here to apply.

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