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Master of Science (MS) in Population Health Sciences

About the MS in Population Health Sciences

The Master of Science in Population Health Sciences (MSPHS) will provide students who already have a terminal degree (e.g., MD, PhD, DVD, as well as others) with the foundation to develop and maintain an independent research program in clinical and population health sciences.

Students will undergo rigorous training in research methods, with a focus on applying these methods to their area of expertise.

The program is extremely flexibility so that students can customize their learning to fit their research needs.

Upon completion of the MSPHS, students will have the tools to build their research career in their area of specialization.

Applicants to the MS in Population Health Science program must possess a completed a doctoral degree (e.g. MD, PhD, JD), successful completion of undergraduate-level coursework in quantitative analytic methods (e.g. statistics, probability theory) or calculus with a B or better, and evidence of desire to do research.

Application Requirements

Completion of the MSPHS will require: A minimum of 45 quarter credit hours as prescribed by the program's curriculum; A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0; Completing a research project; and Presenting the research both orally and in writing.

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Director of Recruitment, Enrollment, and Retention

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Historically, more than 79 percent of full-time masters students receive some type of scholarship funding.

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