The Department of Epidemiology & Population Health offers a co-terminal Master's program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research for current Stanford undergraduates. The MS entails a minimum of 45 units of course work but can require more depending upon the courses chosen and the previous training of the student; a minimum of 12 units must be applied towards the Master thesis. The co-terminal Master of Science program follows the same program requirements as the Master of Science (Academic), except that the student is not required to take the course in Clinical Trials. Students who desire to concentrate in a specific area can participate in one of the track areas (Infectious Diseases, Global Health). To pursue a research project, the student must make arrangements with program faculty. Co-terminal students are enrolled full-time and courses are ordinarily taken on campus. Graduates of this program are prepared to contribute creatively to basic or applied projects in epidemiology and clinical research. Many go on to PhD programs and MD degrees, or to pursue careers in public health and other disciplines.
Please note that co-terminal students must have at least one quarter of overlap in the undergraduate and graduate careers before the undergraduate degree can be conferred. Please see the Stanford Bulletin co-terminal page for additional details.