MS Thesis Requirements

Students must enroll and complete sufficient research credits and elective courses to total 30 credits. Research may be conducted in any of a variety of the areas involving population health. Elective courses should be selected with the objective of expanding the student's knowledge and expertise within their area of specialty in consultation with the major professor and with the approval of the POS (Program of Study) committee. Students are encouraged to consider earning a minor within their area of interest (see the Graduate College Handbook for details).

Core courses (select all)

Course

Description

Credits

Semester

VDPAM 528 ON

Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health

3 cr

S

STAT 587 ON*

Statistical Methods for Research Workers

4 cr

F, S, SS

VDPAM 699 ON

Research

Variable

F, S, SS

Required advanced applied statistics courses (select at least 1 of 6)

Course

Description

Credits

Semester

VDPAM 527 ON

Applied Statistical Methods in Population Studies

3 cr

Alt. F, Odd

STAT 565

Methods in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

3 cr

Alt. F, Even

STAT 575

Introduction to Multivariate Analysis

3 cr

F

STAT 574

Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis

3 cr

S

STAT 571

Introduction to Experimental Design

3 cr

S, F

STAT 572 ON

Introduction to Time Series

3 cr

S

Required applied VDPAM courses (select at least 1 of 5)

Course

Description

Credits

Semester

VDPAM 529 ON

Epidemiological Methods in Population Research

3 cr

Alt. Fall, Even

VDPAM 560X ON

Ecology of Infectious Disease

3 cr

Alt. S, Odd

VDPAM 562X

Applied Diagnostic Technologies

3 cr

Alt F, Even

VDPAM 564X ON

Animal Welfare Science and Research

3 cr

Alt. S, Even

VDPAM 650

Swine Diagnostic Medicine

4 cr

F

ON = available online. ON* = STAT 587 available online typically only in Summer. S = Spring, SS = Summer, F = Fall.  Odd = offered in odd numbered years. Even = offered in even numbered years.