Master of Science Degree (MS)

Thank you for your interest in the Epidemiology Master of Science (MS) degree program. Our MS program is designed to help you develop a solid foundation in quantitative research methods skills while providing curricular flexibility that allows you to explore substantive content areas of interest to you.

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Program Outline

The 60-credit-hour program is typically finished in six quarters of coursework (2 years). It begins in autumn quarter and requires on-site attendance for the majority of the program. You and your peers will move through the core requirements together. Faculty and staff will help you make important connections with partner departments and public health agencies.

Core MS Curriculum 

Epi MS students take a set of core foundational courses during the program:

  • EPI 510, Epidemiologic Data Analysis (3 CR)
  • EPI 512, Epidemiologic Methods I (4 CR)
  • EPI 513, Epidemiologic Methods II (4 CR)
  • EPI 514, Application of Epidemiologic Methods (5 CR)


  • BIOST 511, Medical Biometry I (4 CR)*
  • BIOST 512, Medical Biometry II (4 CR)
  • BIOST 513, Medical Biometry III (4 CR)

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*A more advanced 2 course Biostatistics sequence (BIOST 517/518) can be taken instead of this 3 course Biostatistics sequence (BIOST 511/512/513).

A faculty mentored master’s thesis rounds out the program giving you experience in developing, leading, and executing a research project.