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Epidemiology Master's Program

The master's degree program is designed to provide students with the epidemiologic and biostatistical skills essential to engaging in clinical and population-based research. Students are trained in a wide range of applications of epidemiologic methods, from investigation into the causes of disease to the means for prevention. The program prepares students to participate in public health activities sponsored by government and non-governmental organizations such as health planning, disease control, and community health projects.


40 credits are required


2-6 years, core courses can be completed in 2 academic years, but a student has up to 6 years to complete and defend a master’s thesis


Typical 2 year schedule of courses is listed below (* denotes pre/co-requisite courses)

Fall & Spring Semesters

Year-long non-credit workshops run by the Graduate School "Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series". For more information and registration see: http://grad.msu.edu/rcr/

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2nd Fall:

2nd Spring

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