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Masters of Science Degree Program in Epidemiology
COURSE & RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS

The Department of Epidemiology provides the following framework for prospective students seeking to earn a Master of Science (MS) degree in the field of Epidemiology. This framework represents the academic coursework, comprehensive exams and research requirements requisite to earn the MS degree. Each graduate student will customize their elective courses and research activities based upon their individual intellectual interests and with specific mentorship from the faculty in the Department of Epidemiology. The MS degree requires that an academic thesis (research paper) be submitted and approved for completion of the MS requirements. Unlike some MS programs, our department faculty will not accept a capstone exam in lieu of an approved thesis research paper. 

*FIRST  YEAR

Fall Quarter

EPIDEM 200 Principals of Epidemiology    (4 units, course code 91605)
EPIDEM 204 Biostat I (4 units, course code 91600)
PEDGEN 200A Intro Medical Genetics (4 units, course code - see ped gen)
EPIDEM 275
SAS/CCR (2 units, course code 91660)
EPIDEM 275 Research Journal (1 unit, course code 91653)
EPIDEM 275 EPI Seminar Series (1 unit, course code 91651)
 

Winter Quarter

EPIDEM 201 Cancer Epidemiology (4 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 Biostat II (4 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 SAS/CCR (2 units, course code 91660)
EPIDEM 275 Epidemiology Research Journal (1 unit, course code 91653)
EPIDEM variable Directed studies (2 units, course code - see instructor)
EPIDEM 275 EPI Seminar Series (1 unit, course code 91651)
 

Spring Quarter

EPIDEM 202 Genetic Epidemiology (4 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 Nutritional Epidemiology (4 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 Time to event (2 units, course code to be announced)
EPIDEM 275 Epidemiology Research Journal (1 unit, course code 91653)
EPIDEM 275 EPI Seminar Series (1 unit, course code 91651)
EPIDEM variable Directed studies (4 units, course code - see instructor)

Comprehensive Exam in Epidemiology (taken at the end of 1st year)

*SECOND  YEAR

Develop MS thesis proposal, commence thesis research and Advance to Candidacy for the M.S. Degree

Fall Quarter

EPIDEM 217 Advanced Epi Methods    (4 units)
EPIDEM 223 Molecular Genetics    (4 units)
EPIDEM 275 Epi Research Journal Club    (2 units)
TBD Elective Course  (Optional)
EPIDEM 296 MS Thesis Research & Writing    (2 units)
 

Winter Quarter

EPIDEM 215 Intro to Statistical Genetics    (4 units)
EPIDEM 275 Epi Research Journal Club    (2 units)
TBD  Elective Course or Directed Study (Optional)
EPIDEM 296 MS Thesis Research & Writing    (6 units)
 

Spring Quarter

EPIDEM 275 Epi Research Journal Club (2 units)
TBD  Elective Course or Directed Study (Optional)
EPIDEM 296  MS Thesis Research & Writing (10 units)

Submission of Thesis Research for Faculty Review (early part of Spring Qtr of 2nd year)

 

 GRADUATION in June

Notes:

TBD = To be determined