Master of Science – 80 Credit

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This degree is typically completed over 2 academic years. The 80-credit SM program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree. Applicants should have a strong background in relevant disciplines (e.g., biology, chemistry, genetics, physiology, bioengineering, and related social and computational sciences) and mathematics, and clear research goals. A Thesis is required for this degree.

*The GRE is recommended but not required for the degree application. Applicants that are not submitting GRE scores should be able to show quantitative skills in other areas of their application (i.e.: transcripts, research experience, letters of recommendation).  If you have questions about this, please contact Eric DiGiovanni at

Questions regarding this program can be directed to either our Faculty Director, Lorelei Mucci (, or our Manager of Academics Caroline Huntington (

Course Requirements
(2.5 credits = 1/2 term course or ~7-8 weeks, 5 credits =full semester or ~15-16 weeks
Epi 201 Introduction to Epidemiology (2.5 cr)
Epi 202 Elements of Epidemiologic Research (2.5 cr)
Epi 203 Study Design in Epidemiological Research (2.5 cr)
Epi 204 Analysis of Case-Control and Cohort Studies (2.5 cr)
Epi 289 Causal Inference (2.5 cr)
BST 201 Introduction to Statistical Methods (5 cr)
BST 210
OR BST 213
Applied Regression Analysis (5 cr) OR
Applies Regression for Clinical Research (5 cr)

Course Requirements

  • 80 total credits earned
  • 60/80 credits are ordinal
  • 30/80 credits in Epidemiology
  • 25/30 credits Epidemiology credits ordinal
  • 15/60 ordinal credits in Biostatistics


**All core courses listed above must be taken for ordinal grading**