Master of Science in Community Health

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The specializations in Epidemiology and Health Policy & Administration require completion of 12 hours of core courses, which are intended to provide overall knowledge of the public health field and the tools necessary for successful functioning as a health specialist.

Students entering the Epidemiology specialization will be expected to have completed undergraduate coursework in data collection and processing, including issues of measurement and questionnaire design, computerization, descriptive health measures, and statistical analysis through regression. Courses must have been completed with grades of B or better. Deficiencies in these areas will require additional coursework, as necessary, for successful completion of the Master of Science degree.

The specialization in Health Policy and Administration generally takes two years, depending upon prior education and experience. Students entering the program are expected to have completed undergraduate coursework in economics, social sciences, and data collection and processing, which includes issues of measurement, questionnaire design, computerization, descriptive health measures, and statistical analysis through regression. Courses must have been completed with grades of B or better. Deficiencies in these areas will require additional coursework, as necessary, for successful completion of the degree.

Epidemiology Specialization

CHLH 429Research Techniques4
CHLH/ENVS/PATH 474Principles of Epidemiology4
CHLH 510Public Health Dev4
CHLH/ENVS 469Environmental Health4
CHLH/ENVS 527/PATH 525Statistics in Epidemiology4
CHLH 578/PATH 520Applied Epidemiology4
CHLH 591Seminar (min/max applied toward degree)4
CHLH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit:28
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:12 (8 within the unit)
Minimum GPA:3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Graduate Handbook and the Graduate College Handbook.

Health Policy and Administration Specialization

CHLH 429Research Techniques4
CHLH/ENVS/PATH 474Principles of Epidemiology4
CHLH 510Public Health Dev4
CHLH 591Seminar4
CHLH 456/SOC 476Organization of Health Care4
CHLH 550Health Policy: United States4
Specialized coursework from approved list12
CHLH 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4
Total Hours48

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit:20
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:24 (12 within the unit)
Minimum GPA:3.0
1

For additional details and requirements refer to the department's Graduate Handbook and the Graduate College Handbook.