MS Electives

Students have the opportunity to enroll in elective courses that focus on personal and professional areas of interest. Students typically pursue two elective areas of interest.

Variations in this example are possible due to faculty availability and program changes.

Elective I Series (May-October)

Biostatistics I: Analyzing Health Data

Course Name credits Term
BIOSTAT592 Applied Regression 3 S
BIOSTAT593 Design for Health Studies 1 S
BIOSTAT594 Applied Generalized Linear Models 3 F
BIOSTAT595 Applied Longitudinal Analysis Using R 2 F

Environmental Health Sciences I: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Course Name credits Term
EHS590 Exposure Science 3 S
EHS591 Toxicology and Health 3 S
EHS592 Occupational and Environmental  Disease 3 F
EHS593 Risk Assessment for Decision-Making 2 F

Epidemiology I: Epidemiological Methods

Course Name credits Term
EPID 590 Epidemiological Methods  3 S
EPID 591 Social Epidemiology: From Frameworks to Policy 3 S
EPID 602 Applied Epidemiologic Data Analysis 4 F
EPID 643 Surveillance and Publicly Available Datasets 1 F

Epidemiology I: Precision Health

Course Name credits Term
EPID Introduction to Precision Health 3 S
EPID Genomics in Precision Health 3 S
EPID Precision Population Health 2 F
EPID Epigenomics in Precision Health 3 F

Nutritional Sciences I: Maternal and Child Nutrition

Course Name credits Term
NUTR590 Epigenetics and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease 2 S
NUTR591 Foundations of Maternal and Child Nutrition I 3 S
NUTR592 Foundations of Maternal and Child Nutrition II 3 F
NUTR593 Food Security, Policy, and Programs 3 F

Elective II Series (November-April)

Environmental Health Sciences II: Environmental Health and Sustainability

Course Number Name credits Term
EHS672 Healthy and Sustainable Food and Products - Life Cycle Assessment 3 F
EHS595 Urban and Global Environments and Health 2 W
EHS596 Water for Health 2 W
EHS597 Climate Change and Health 2 W
EHS598 Environmental Health Management and Policy 2 W

Epidemiology II: Spatial Epidemiology and Modeling

Course Number Name credits Term
EPID 592 Introduction to Spatial Epidemiology and GIS for Public Health 4 F
EPID 593 Introduction to R (Epidemiology) 2 W
EPID 594 Key Concepts in Spatial Analysis 2 W
EPID 595 Applied Spatial Modeling  3 W

Nutritional Sciences II: Precision Nutrition

Course Number Name credits Term
NUTR594 Molecular Nutrition 3 F
NUTR595 Nutrition and Genetic Epidemiology 3 W
NUTR596 The Omics Era and Personalized Nutrition 2 W
NUTR597 Approaches to Precision Nutrition 3 W