Master of Science in Public Health

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Public Health is designed with an emphasis on mastering the skills in individual specialty areas within public health. Concentrations are currently offered in Biostatistics, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, and Health Informatics. The length of study leading to the M.S. degree is two years full-time for the Biostatistics and Health Informatics concentrations and one year full-time for the Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases concentrations. Part-time students in the Biostatistics and Chronic Disease Epidemiology concentrations must complete the degree within five years of matriculation. Part-time students in the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases concentration may take up to two years to complete the degree. Part-time enrollment in the Health Informatics concentration is not permitted.

The M.S. in Public Health is offered through the School’s affiliation with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The Graduate Studies Executive Committee (GSEC) and the director of graduate studies (DGS) are responsible for overseeing the progress of M.S. students.