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EPIDEMIOLOGY

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences offers the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in the field of epidemiology. The School of Public Health and Health Services collaborates with the Department of Statistics and the Biostatistics Center in these degree programs. See www.gwumc.edu/sphhs for the public health courses listed below.

Master of Science in the field of epidemiology—Prerequisite: course work in biology (BiSc 1111-12), calculus (Math 1231-32), and proficiency in computer applications (Stat 2183 or PubH 6249). With approval of the academic director, applicants who lack some of the listed prerequisite course work may be conditionally admitted to degree candidacy and fulfill deficiencies during the first year of study; such course work does not count toward degree requirements.

Required: The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. The program of study consists of 33 hours of course work, including Stat 4157-58 and PubH 6001, 6002, 6003, 6099, 6247, 6252, and 6258. Elective courses are chosen from either statistics or public health. A Master’s Comprehensive Examination is required.

Doctor of Philosophy in the field of epidemiology—Prerequisite: a master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, or a closely related field, including the prerequisites listed under the Master of Science in the field of epidemiology, plus linear algebra. A third semester of calculus may also be required. In some cases, an exceptionally well-prepared candidate may enter the program with a bachelor’s degree.

Required: The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Requirements include PubH 6001, 6003, 6099, 6247, 6252, 8365, 8366, 8419, and either PubH 6007 or another approved public health course; Stat 6201-2 or PubH 8364, and Stat 6210. Electives are chosen from statistics and public health. At the end of the second year of study, a two-part General Examination is taken on biostatistics and epidemiology.

6295 Reading and Research (arr.)
  May be repeated for credit.
6998-99 Thesis Research (3-3)
8998 Advanced Reading and Research (arr.)
  Limited to students preparing for the Doctor of Philosophy general examination. May be repeated for credit.
8999 Dissertation Research (arr.)
  Limited to Doctor of Philosophy candidates. May be repeated for credit.
 

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