Master of Science Degree in
Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Core Requirements

Students must complete the following core courses:

Epidemiologic Methods
HRP 225: Design and Conduct of Clinical and Epidemiologic Studies
HRP 226: Advanced Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods
HRP 251: Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (recommended but not required for coterminal students and students in designated tracks)

Biostatistics
HRP 259: Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Epidemiology
HRP 261: Intermediate Biostatistics: Analysis of Discrete Data (BIOMEDIN 233, STATS 261)
HRP 262: Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis (STATS 262)

Research Seminars (three quarters)
HRP 236:  Epidemiology Research Seminar

Research Conduct
MED 255: Responsible Conduct of Research (waived for investigators doing IRB-approved clinical research)

Master Thesis
HRP 399:  Graduate Research (At least 12 units over at least two quarters)

Sample MS Degree Program

Course   Units Total

First Quarter: Autumn

HRP 225 Design and Conduct of Clinical and Epidemiologic Studies 3  
HRP 259 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Epidemiology 4
 
HRP 236 Epidemiology Research Seminar 1  
HRP 223 Introduction to Data Management and Analysis in SAS 2  
Elective Elective (for those who are taking above 10 units - higher tuition applies) varies  
-- Total for Autumn Quarter   10+

Second Quarter: Winter

HRP 226 Intermediate Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods 3  
HRP 261 Intermediate Biostatistics: Analysis of Discrete Data 3  
MED 255 Responsible Conduct of Research 1  
HRP 236 Epidemiology Research Seminar 1  
Elective Elective  varies  
-- Total for Winter Quarter   8+

Third Quarter: Spring

HRP 251 Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials 3  
HRP 262 Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis 3  
HRP 236 Epidemiology Research Seminar 1  
HRP 399 Graduate Research (Master Thesis) varies  
Elective Elective  varies  
-- Total for Spring Quarter   7+

Subsequent Quarters

HRP 399 Graduate Research (Master Thesis) varies  
Elective Elective  varies  
-- Total for other quarters   varies

Total Units

  45

*Core courses in epidemiologic methods and biostatistics are ordinarily taken during the first year of study.