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Non-Thesis Master's Degree

Required courses: (Please go to course offerings page for a description of courses)


VDPAM 527 Cr. 3.
Applied Statistical Methods in Population Studies

VDPAM 528 Cr. 3. 
Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health

VDPAM 529 Cr. 3.
Epidemiological Methods in Population Research

STAT 401 Cr. 4.
Statistical Methods for Research Workers

VDPAM 590 Cr. 3.
Special Topics

The student will conduct a research project under the supervision of the major professor and program of study (POS) committee. The final report must describe the project objectives, elements of the study design, data collection, data analysis, and conclusions.

VDPAM 599 Cr. 3.
Creative Component

The student will write an annotated bibliography, research project, or research proposal. Manuscripts must conform to Thesis Manual requirements. Research proposals must conform to federal (NSF, NIH, USDA) proposal requirements.

Select one or more of the following:

STAT 402 (3-0) Cr. 3.
Statistical Design and the Analysis of Experiments

STAT 407 (2-2) Cr. 3.
Methods of Multivariate Analysis

STAT 415 (2-2) Cr. 3.
Advanced Statistical Methods for Research Workers

STAT 421 (2-2) Cr. 3.
Survey Sampling Techniques

Students must take required and elective courses to total 36 credits. Courses will be selected in consultation with the major professor and approved by the POS committee. Students are encouraged to consider earning a minor within their area of interest (see the Graduate College Handbook for details).





Concurrent DVM & MS

Thesis Master's

Non-thesis Master's

Graduate Certificate



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