The Master of Science (M.S.) degree is designed for candidates interested in research careers. The course of study develops competence in research methodology as well as an understanding of the individual, social, economic, and political factors that affect health problems and how they interact to influence social change. The degree provides sound methodological preparation for working in research or pursuing an advanced academic degree.
M.S. degree candidates must complete a minimum of 48 credits of coursework, including 9 credits for the thesis. This is usually completed in two academic years, including the intervening summer.