MS in Population and Health Sciences Courses
2 YEARS | 42 Credits | 100% Online
The curriculum for the Master of Science (MS) in Population and Health Sciences has been designed to be completed in 2 years. Students can expect to spend 15-20 hours per week on coursework, making it feasible for working professionals to earn this degree. View all courses in the MS curriculum below:
The school year is broken into three terms: fall, winter, and spring/summer. Each course will include both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, with most live sessions scheduled on a weekday at 7pm ET and typically occurring once per week.
The sample course schedule below will demonstrate the overall sequence and timing of courses. Please be aware that variations in the course offerings are possible due to faculty availability and program changes.
Students typically take all core classes in the first year of the program. This will introduce each subject offered in the elective series, and help students prepare for deeper study and to choose electives in their area(s) of interest.
|PUBHLTH511||Nutrition And Public Health||2|
|PUBHLTH512||Principles Of Epidemiology For Public Health||3|
|EPID674||Epidemiologic Data Analysis Using R||3|
|PUBHLTH514||Public Health Sciences And The Environment||2|
Students have the opportunity to enroll in elective courses that focus on personal and professional areas of interest. Students begin electives in their second year, and typically pursue at least two complete series, either in the same subject or a mix.
Variations in the following schedule are possible based on faculty availability and program changes.
Biostatistics I: Analyzing Health Data
|BIOSTAT 592||Applied Regression||3|
|BIOSTAT 593||Design for Health Studies||1|
|BIOSTAT 594||Applied Generalized Linear Models||3|
|BIOSTAT 595||Applied Longitudinal Analysis Using R||2|
Environmental Health Sciences I: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
|EHS 601||Exposure Science and Health||3|
|EHS 591||Environmental Toxicology in Communities||3|
|EHS 592||Infectious Disease and Emergency Response in Communities||3|
|EHS 593||Risk Assessment for Decision-Making||2|
Epidemiology I: Epidemiological Methods Applied Epidemiology
|EPID 590||Epidemiological Methods||3|
|EPID 591||Social Epidemiology: From Frameworks to Policy||3|
|EPID 602||Applied Epidemiologic Data Analysis||4|
|EPID 643||Surveillance and Publicly Available Datasets||1|
Nutritional Sciences I: Maternal and Child Nutrition
|NUTR590||Epigenetics and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease||2|
|NUTR591||Foundations of Maternal and Child Nutrition I||3|
|NUTR592||Foundations of Maternal and Child Nutrition II||3|
|NUTR593||Food Security, Policy, and Programs||3|
Environmental Health Sciences II: Environmental Health and Sustainability
|EHS 672||Healthy and Sustainable Food and Products - Life Cycle Assessment||3|
|EHS 594||Global Environments and Health||2|
|EHS 570||Water Quality Management||2|
|EHS 596||Climate, Justice, Health & Sustainability||2|
|EHS 597||Environmental Health and Policy||2|
Epidemiology II: Spatial Epidemiology and Modeling
|EPID 592||Introduction to Spatial Epidemiology and GIS for Public Health||4|
|EPID 594||Key Concepts in Spatial Analysis||2|
|EPID 595||Applied Spatial Modeling||3|
Nutritional Sciences II: Precision Nutrition
|NUTR595||Nutrition and Genetic Epidemiology||3|
|NUTR596||Precision Nutrition within a Lifecourse Epidemiological Framework||2|
|NUTR597||Precision Nutrition: Translating the Science to Practice||3|
The Master of Science Practical Research Project
|PUBHLTH 682||Master’s Research Project I||2|
|PUBHLTH 683||Master’s Research Project II||2|
The MS program curriculum culminates in a comprehensive research project. The goal of this project is for students to conduct research and communicate the results in written and oral formats that reflect the public health field’s research publication and presentation standards. Throughout the year-long process, faculty will lead students through the different phases of their research. Each component will be submitted and evaluated throughout the process. The final research product will be submitted in a research publication format abiding by a selected journal’s format.
Students will also be assigned a faculty research mentor to guide them through their research and review their progress throughout the two courses. The research project courses, PUBHLTH 682 and 683, will include two 90-minute Zoom sessions per week. Zoom class sessions will be used for instruction, the review of Responsible Conduct of Research topics, student presentations of current progress, faculty feedback, guest speakers, peer feedback, invited faculty review panels, etc. Students will connect with a variety of our public health faculty as they participate in these courses as guest reviewers, guest speakers, or content consultants.