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Mental Health

Course Requirements

A minimum of 64 credits (16 credits per term) is required to complete the degree. Students in the MHS program must choose six additional units (credits) of electives in the Department of Mental Health (these courses numbers start with a 330.XXX)  These courses must be taken for a letter grade.

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First Term

140.621Statistical Methods in Public Health I (OR 140.611 Statistical Reasoning in Public Health I, 3 cr)4 cr
330.617Psychopathology for Public Health3 cr
340.721Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I5 cr
330.840

Optional:  You can take additional special studies credits to work on research or other educational opportunities. Advisor approval is required.

variable # cr
330.662Public Mental Health2 cr
550.860Research Ethics0 cr
330.604Seminars in research in Public Mental Health (DMH Seminar) Wednesdays 12-1:15, HH basement

1 cr

Second Term

140.622Statistical Methods in Public Health II (OR 140.612 Statistical Reasoning in Public Health II, 3 cr)4 cr
330.603Psychiatric Epidemiology (OR) 330.602 Epidemiology of Drug Dependence3 cr
340.722Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health II4 cr
330.811MHS Thesis in Mental Health: From Proposal to Publication I1 cr
550.865Public Health Perspectives on Research (Internet course only)2 cr
330.604Seminars in research in Public Mental Health (DMH Seminar) Wednesdays 12-1:15, HH basement1 cr
330.840Optional:  You can take additional special studies credits to work on research or other educational opportunities. Advisor approval is required.variable # cr

Third Term

330.661Social, Psychological and Developmental Processes in the Etiology of Mental and Behavioral Disorders OR 330.612 Introduction to Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics (4th term)3 cr
330.607Prevention and Control of Mental Disorders: Public Health Interventions (or 4th term online)3 cr
330.840Optional:  You can take additional special studies credits to work on research or other educational opportunities. Advisor approval is required.variable # cr
330.812MHS Thesis in Mental Health: From Proposal to Publication II1 cr
330.604Seminars in research in Public Mental Health (DMH Seminar) Wednesdays 12-1:15, HH basement1 cr

Fourth Term

330.612Introduction to Behavioral and Psychiatric Genetics (OR 330.661 Social, Psychological and Developmental Processes in the Etiology of Mental Disorders (3rd term)3 cr
330.840Optional:  You can take additional special studies credits to work on research or other educational opportunities. Advisor approval is required.variable # cr
330.604Seminars in research in Public Mental Health (DMH Seminar) Wednesdays 12-1:15, HH basement1 cr