The MS curriculum is designed to prepare individuals both technically and philosophically to practice Epidemiology.
Colorado State University has a set minimum number of credits for a Plan A (thesis required) or Plan B (professional paper required) Master of Science (MS) program to 30 semester credits beyond the baccalaureate degree. No one, in any discipline, may earn the degree regardless of the program plan with less than 30 semester credits.
The Plan B is differentiated from the Plan A in that a thesis is not required but additional course work and a scholarly paper are submitted in lieu of the thesis; thus the aggregate credit total for a Plan B is 40 credits as a minimum. An internship or minimum one year of related professional experience is also required for the Plan B - M.S. degree.
The doctoral degree (PhD) requires a minimum of 72 semester credits beyond the baccalaureate degree. A maximum of 30 semester credits of the 72 required may be awarded by the graduate advisory committee (at the sole discretion of the advisory committee) for a completed masters degree.
Additional recommended courses for the Epidemiology Section:
Calculus, at least one semester
Applications received by February 1 will receive priority consideration for fall admissions; applications may also be considered after February 1, but no later than June 1 for fall, and November 1 for spring. Spring applications are strongly discouraged due to the sequence of course offerings unless the applicant has previous graduate-level epidemiology coursework..
Applications for summer session are not accepted
Prospective students should contact the ERHS Graduate Student Coorinator, Jeanne Brockway, for details.