Requirements for Public Health, M.S.

NOTE: These are the requirements for the 2020-2021 Catalog. If you are under a different catalog year, please find your appropriate requirements at HERE.

Thesis

Students admitted to the Ph.D. in Public Health, have the option of also earning an M.S. in Public Health (should they not already have a Master’s degree), by additionally completing a masters-level thesis. M.S. students will engage in thesis research with their faculty advisor. The students’ final thesis will be submitted to a M.S. thesis committee. Students must submit thesis committee members and thesis topic to their faculty mentor for approval, before advancement to candidacy will be approved. The thesis should reflect an original research investigation and must be approved by a thesis committee of at least three full-time faculty members, all of which must be public health faculty. The final examination is an oral presentation of the thesis to the committee.

Program Requirements

All M.S. students are required to complete 64 quarter-units according to the following modules: 

A. Complete the Preparatory Module:
PUBHLTH 200 Foundations of Public Health
PUBHLTH 206B Intermediate Epidemiology
PUBHLTH 207A Probability and Statistics in Public Health
PUBHLTH 207B Analysis of Public Health Data Using Statistical Software
PUBHLTH 283 Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
PUBHLTH 287 Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health
PUBHLTH 292 Ethics and Responsible Conduct of Research in Public Health
PUBHLTH 294 Research Communication in Public Health
PUBHLTH 298 Directed Studies in Public Health
B. Students must complete one of the following Concentration modules:
Concentration Module: Disease Prevention
PUBHLTH 208 Advances in Social Epidemiology
PUBHLTH 244 Health Behavior Theory
PUBHLTH 245 Health Promotion Planning
PUBHLTH 246 Social Research Methods
or
Concentration Module: Global Health
PUBHLTH 213 Epidemiology in Global Health
PUBHLTH 280 Global Burden of Disease
PUBHLTH 286 Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Epidemiology
C. Complete the Elective Module: Risk Factors and Vulnerable Population
Select three courses from the following:
BATS 210A
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
BATS 253
Disparities in Health and Health Care
CHC/LAT 210A
Cultural and Historial Precedents for Latinos and Medical Care
CHC/LAT 210B
Cultural and Historical Precedents for Latinos and Medical Care
CHC/LAT 211A
Latinos/Latinas and Medical Care: Contemporary Issues
CHC/LAT 211B
Latinos/Latinas and Medical Care: Contemporary Issues
CRM/LAW C219
Hate Crime
EHS 203
Psychosocial Occupational Epidemiology
EHS 294
Occupational Health Psychology
EPIDEM 201
Cancer Epidemiology
EPIDEM 202
Genetic Epidemiology
EPIDEM 205
Environmental Epidemiology
EPIDEM 215
Introduction to Statistical Genetics
EPIDEM 232
Chronic Disease Epidemiology & Prevention
EPIDEM 244
Toxic Chemicals in Environment
EARTHSS 200
Global Physical Climatology
MOL BIO 205
Molecular Virology
MOL BIO 218
Clinical Cancer
PSCI P258
Health Psychology
PSCI P273
Biobehavioral Aspects of Health and Illness
PUBHLTH 208
Advances in Social Epidemiology 2
PUBHLTH 209
Methods of Demographic Analysis
PUBHLTH 206C
Advanced Epidemiologic Methods
PUBHLTH 213
Epidemiology in Global Health 1
PUBHLTH 222
Health Policy and Management
PUBHLTH 223
Risk Communication
PUBHLTH 241
Environmental Policy and Global Sustainability
PUBHLTH 242
Theories of Health Communication
PUBHLTH 244
Health Behavior Theory 2
PUBHLTH 245
Health Promotion Planning 2
PUBHLTH 246
Social Research Methods 2
PUBHLTH 247
Program Evaluation
PUBHLTH 248
Fundamentals of Maternal and Child Health - Programs, Problems, and Policy
PUBHLTH 250
Health Status and Care Disparities
PUBHLTH 259
Special Topics in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences
PUBHLTH 260
Human Exposure Modeling
PUBHLTH 264
Introduction to Environmental Health Science
PUBHLTH 269
Air Pollution, Climate, and Health
PUBHLTH 277A
Target Organ Toxicology I
PUBHLTH 277B
Target Organ Toxicology II
PUBHLTH 279
Special Topics in Environmental & Occupational Health
PUBHLTH 280
Global Burden of Disease 1
PUBHLTH 281
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PUBHLTH 286
Advanced Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Epidemiology 1
PUBHLTH 289
Special Topics in Global Health and Disease Prevention 1
PUBHLTH 290
Special Topics in Public Health
SOCIOL 230A
Race and Ethnicity
SOCIOL 239
Special Topics: Social Inequality
SOCIOL 269
Special Topics: Social Demography
SOCIOL 289
Special Topics

NOTE: These are the requirements for the 2020-2021 Catalog. If you are under a different catalog year, please find your appropriate requirements at HERE.

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