Master of Public Health in Chronic Disease Epidemiology - Sample Two Year Plan of Study

The MPH in Chronic Disease Epidemiology typically requires 20 course units for degree completion. Please note the course unit total is reduced for joint degree students.

Fall Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 505a Introduction to Statistical Thinking I 1
SBS 505a* Social and Behavioral Foundations of Health (or elective if taking SBS 537 in spring) 1
CDE/EMD 508a Principles of Epidemiology I 1
CDE 525a Seminar in Chronic Disease Epidemiology  0
EHS Core Option* Environmental Health Core Option (or elective if taking EHS Core in spring) 1
EPH 100a Professional Skills Seminar 0
EPH 515a Ethics and Public Health: An Introduction 0
HPM 510a* Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems (or elective if taking HPM 560 in spring) 1

Spring Semester - Year 1

Number Title Course Units
BIS 505b Introduction to Statistical Thinking II 1
CDE 516b   Principles of Epidemiology II  1
CDE 523b Measurement Issues in Chronic Disease Epidemiology 1
CDE 534b Applied Analytic Methods in Epidemiology 1
CDE 525b Seminar in Chronic Disease Epidemiology  0
Elective 1

Summer Term

Number Title Course Units
EPH 520c Summer Internship 0

Fall Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
BIS Elective (from approved list)** OR Elective  1
CDE Elective (from approved list)*** OR Elective  1
Elective 1
Elective 1
Elective 1

Spring Semester - Year 2

Number Title Course Units
EPH 525b The Thesis  2
BIS Elective (from approved list)** OR Elective  1
CDE Elective (from approved list)*** OR Elective  1
Elective 1

* Students have the option of taking SBS 505 (fall) or SBS 537 (spring), HPM 510 (fall) or HPM 560 (spring) and  several EHS courses to meet the MPH core requirements.  

** Students must complete ONE of the following BIS courses - BIS 540 (fall), BIS 623 (fall), BIS 625 (fall), BIS 626 (fall), BIS 538 (spring), BIS 628 (spring) or BIS 630 (spring). 

*** Students must complete ONE the following CDE courses - CDE 562a (fall), CDE 502b (spring), CDE 532 (spring) or CDE 535 (spring).

Full-time student status is considered 4 course units or more per term. Students may petition for exemption from any course for which they can demonstrate competency. Only the instructor for the course can grant an exemption. Student should check with instructor for requirements, and if exempted, have instructor sign form (available on YSPH website), then submit the form to the YSPH registrar. Another course will need to be taken to complete the number of required course units for the MPH degree.

rev.06.20.2017